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Harry Potter, a Top USA Today Best Seller Over Last 15 Years

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Posted by: sue
October 30, 2008, 05:16 PM

USA Today is marking 15 years of their Best Selling Books List, and the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling hold seven of the top nine spots. With Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone coming in at number one, two other books (Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, and The Da Vinci Code) outsold the remaining novels in the series. The fourth spot on the USA Today list seen here is held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with Order of the Phoenix taking the fifth spot. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is ranked sixth, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at number seven, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at number eight and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at number nine.

The article also points out that J.K.Rowling, "whose 1998 debut, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is No. 1 in all sales since 1993 and spent 31 weeks in the top spot, longer than any other book."

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12 Comments

Miniature hippogriff

Am I the first perhaps?

Posted by Miniature hippogriff on October 30, 2008, 05:25 PM report to moderator
Professor Potter

What?!? Da Vinci Code outsold 6 HP books! Wow, I like Da Vinci Code buts its popcorn fiction, even non-HP fans would find this result a shock. Oh well, 7 out of nine places including number is still quite a feat!

Posted by Professor Potter on October 30, 2008, 05:27 PM report to moderator
Lily

New pictures at snitchseeker.com of Harry and Ginny and the school:

http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/new-harry-ginny-hogwarts-half-blood-prince-photos-59953/

Can someone explain why I can’t seem to be able to send the leaky staff emails via the ‘contact us’ system?? Always says cannot find server/error

Posted by Lily on October 30, 2008, 05:40 PM report to moderator
Carebie

Thanks Lily for the link to the pictures, I saw a few that I hadn’t seen yet!

Posted by Carebie on October 30, 2008, 06:00 PM report to moderator
eszti

This is just so cool! Go HP :) though,i’m a bit shocked ‘bout Da Vinci Code,but yeah 7 out of 9:Great! i wonder if it’d be 9/9 if there were 9 books =P

Posted by eszti on October 30, 2008, 06:07 PM report to moderator
Lillylove

How totally amazing! We Harry Potter fans know that it is such a huge & wonderful phenomenon, but when I see things like this, it still blows me away!
Way to go, JKR!

Posted by Lillylove on October 30, 2008, 06:40 PM report to moderator
k

HP should be top 7, but I like DVC too. Maybe since it’s been out longer.

Posted by k on October 30, 2008, 06:49 PM report to moderator
k

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: ewwwwwwww…

Twilight’s on there, too!

Posted by k on October 30, 2008, 06:50 PM report to moderator
radish_earrings

Yay :) Of course, we all knew that it was something like this. I love Harry Potter so much!

And honestly, the 7 Habits for teens is pretty good.

Posted by radish_earrings on October 30, 2008, 07:33 PM report to moderator
qwill

I’ve read 29 of the 100, only 71 more to go. Of course it’s easy when 7 of the top ten are Jo’s books.

Posted by qwill on October 30, 2008, 10:57 PM report to moderator
dumbyforth

I AM SO HHHHHHAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!DON’T GIVE A DAMN TO THE TOP 2 …….ALL 7 HP SUCCEED IT

Posted by dumbyforth on October 31, 2008, 02:03 PM report to moderator
celia

I’m NOT surprised at all to see all 7 Harry Potter books in the TOP 10!!! Yay HP!!!! JK Rowling is a beast!! Lol.

Posted by celia on November 03, 2008, 10:03 PM report to moderator
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