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August 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Scholastic Inc., the U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's fantasy series, announced that the seventh and final installment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," sold 11.5 million copies in its first 10 days and that an original printing of 12 million has been increased to 14 million. "Deathly Hallows," released July 21, continues to top best-seller lists and has revived interest in the previous books. Total sales for the series have topped 350 million copies worldwide.
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August 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Scholastic Inc., the U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's fantasy series, announced that the seventh and final installment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," sold 11.5 million copies in its first 10 days and that an original printing of 12 million has been increased to 14 million. "Deathly Hallows," released July 21, continues to top best-seller lists and has revived interest in the previous books. Total sales for the series have topped 350 million copies worldwide.
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August 14, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is nothing new for Hollywood to adapt movies from best-selling books. Certainly, many of the biggest movies of recent years have been cinematic versions of bestsellers, notably Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park," John Grisham's "The Firm" and Robert James Waller's "The Bridges of Madison County."
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July 19, 2007 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
The assault on the "Harry Potter" embargo continued Wednesday, as Scholastic Inc., publisher of the blockbuster series, revealed that as many as 1,200 copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" were delivered the day before to readers who bought the books from an online company, in apparent violation of an agreement by retailers not to sell any copies until midnight Friday.
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July 19, 2007 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
The assault on the "Harry Potter" embargo continued Wednesday, as Scholastic Inc., publisher of the blockbuster series, revealed that as many as 1,200 copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" were delivered the day before to readers who bought the books from an online company, in apparent violation of an agreement by retailers not to sell any copies until midnight Friday.
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August 14, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is nothing new for Hollywood to adapt movies from best-selling books. Certainly, many of the biggest movies of recent years have been cinematic versions of bestsellers, notably Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park," John Grisham's "The Firm" and Robert James Waller's "The Bridges of Madison County."
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