Wizards Beat Vampires at bookstores
Twilight was “the next Harry Potter” for a short time… until our fave wizard scribe released her spin-off, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard.”
It has sold almost five times as many copies in its first few days after publication as its nearest rival, Guinness World Records 2008.
The success of the 109-page collection of short stories, which Rowling did not originally intend for publication, underlines the powerful hold she continues to exert over readers – and the book industry.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard – mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the latest book in wizard boy series – sold 367,625 copies in the first three days after publication on December 4.
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Published December 17, 2008.
Last updated May 10, 2010.