Scholastic and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Make Publishing History with 6.9 Million Copies Sold in First 24 Hours
New York, NY (July 17, 2005) -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling’s sixth Harry Potter book, published in the U.S. by Scholastic, hit bookstores nationwide at 12:01 a.m. on July 16, 2005 and once again Harry Potter made history. Early reports estimate that Scholastic broke all publishing records, selling an unprecedented 6.9 million copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in its first 24 hours on sale.
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