The 20th Anniversary of “Harry Potter”, with total sales of 500 m

  • Source:CPG | 2018-01-05

 On June 26th, 2017, the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter series since its first publication, intelligent analysis platforms such as TIBCOS potfire Analystics, and Visually issued reports basing on the 20 years’ statistics of its publication information, according to which, the accumulated sales amount of Harry Potter in the world has exceeded 500 million copies, translated into over 70 languages, including Bengalese and Singhalese. 

Harry Potter also received warm welcome in China, almost a common memory for a whole generation. In August, 2000, People’s Literature Publishing House announced its purchase of the copyright for the first 3 volumes of Harry Potter on the press conference. In November, the simplified Chinese edition of the first 3 volumes, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, were released in Xinhua Bookstore (Wangfujin), hitting a record of 1500 copies in two hours. Afterwards, the simplified Chinese version was published synchronously with English version, arousing fevers in China. The statistics shows that the sales amount has reached 20 million copies in China in 17 years since it’s introduced, selling 38.05 copies per minute on average.


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