July 24, 2007 08:04:52 GMT
Last chapter of the teen wizard series "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has set new selling records to become the fastest selling book in the history.
Being the seventh and final tome of the "Harry Potter" series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has amazingly surpassed all sales records over the weekend following its release Friday (July 20) at midnight and become the fastest selling book in the history, publisher Scholastic Inc. announced Monday, July 23, 2007.
In the book's first twenty-four hours on sale, 8.3 million copies had been sold in the United States alone, averaging 5,000 copies a minute and over 300,000 copies an hour while 2.65 million others were sold in Great Britain, outdistancing 2 million record set by previous installment "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
More to say, Amazon.com has brought in report informing that a record 2.2 million pre-orders had been placed for "Deathly Hallows" with Borders hitting its highest sales day ever as 1.2 million copies of the book were quickly sold in its 1,200 stores worldwide on the first day of release. Even allowing for discounts off the cover price of $34.99, the book still brought in more than $250 million in revenue.