MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Scholastic Responds on Sales Issue

Sales
Posted by: Melissa
November 04, 2005, 06:42 AM

The Book Standard reported yesterday on Scholastic's response to a claim in The Independent last week that sales of HBP in the US were not as high as expected.

Kyle Good, vice president of corporate communications and media relations for Scholastic, responded to the The Independent article in a statement Monday evening. "I wish to correct the misrepresentations in Nicholas Wapshott's article, "Harry Potter and the Half-Baked Print Run: 2.5 Million Books Unsold in the U.S." from October 30, 2005," she said, "since Scholastic was not contacted prior to the publication of story."
While Good confirmed the massive print runs of the book, she refuted claims that the unsold books were a problem and burden for Scholastic: "As part of our overall plan for the biggest book launch in history, we consulted with retailers and assessed their needs for the initial demand for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which we successfully met. Accordingly, our distribution plan anticipated returns and we believe our financial statements reflect appropriate provisions for such returns."

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Sales News

You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Guess That Book

Harry watched Hagrid getting redder and redder in the face as he called for more wine, finally kissing Professor McGonagall on the cheek, who, to Harry's amazement, giggled and blushed, her top hat lopsided.

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Jul. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!