8 Million Copies of Beedle the Bard due Worldwide, Pre-Ordered Copies Now Being Shipped.
December 03, 2008, 11:14 AM
As the hours grow closer to the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard tonight at Midnight, many fans are anxious for the new set of tales from author J.K.Rowling. Those who have pre-ordered copies of the book have received notices stating the books have indeed shipped. One paper has a photo online of a bookseller sitting next to unopened cartoons of the Beedle books, awaiting their release. The AP is also reporting today that a total of 8 million copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard are due to be issued around the world, including the 3.5 million copies due from US publishers Scholastic. Quotage:
"We expect it will crash straight in at No. 1 in our book charts,"
Jon Howells, of Britain's Waterstone's book store chain, said
Wednesday. "It would take a battle of magical proportions to dislodge
it before Christmas."
The book's print run sounds enormous until
you compare it with the Potter books. The final volume, "Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows" sold 8 million copies in its first 24 hours
and had a print run of 12 million in the U.S. alone.
Dont worry Sara, at least you are first on the comment board, ‘tis a great honor I’m sure :)
I received my amazon dispatch email today too for my CE edition. Considering that this book was an afterthought and a sort of wind down for Jo who wasnt even releasing it publicly at first, that distribution figure is huge! Sure it isnt as big as DH, in fact it is a small book of just 5 fairy tale stories and on top of that, everyone knows the stories from Amazon’s “reviews, lol”. Yet, this is still a big event. Its the power of Jo’s writing that makes it so big despite it not being a proper novel.
yeah, I feel bad that you are all not getting the same release parties as we are in UK. I’m surprised with the US book shops quit frankly. But as long as you all get the book, thats what matters most!
It sure is Proffesor Potter. :D
But maybe it’s because i live in Sweedn. They are always so after, soon i’ll be going to Gothenburg to cue for the standar edition for tommorow :D
I am. Unfortunatly I couldn’t get the CE since I have Christmas to prepare for and a big family. Plus, I’m also a student so I don’t have much money anyway! xP But kudos to you if you could. ;D
I will be in school when my copy is delivered; doesn’t that suck? lol.