Saturday, July 16, 2005

Pre-Sales Estimates

Wondering how many books you'd have to sell to top Harry during an Amazon promotion?

I'd imagine is one of the "retailers" below. - When Harry Meets Charlie: "One large online retailer has reported presales topping one million copies, while another says it has received more than 1.4 million preorders world-wide."

WXIZ TV in Georgia had much lower numbers.

"Online,, which already has 100,000 pre-orders, as well as Barnes and Noble, are selling the book for $17.99, 40 percent off list price."

And BLOOMBERG quotes an exact number for Amazon

" took 1.4 million pre-orders worldwide as of Tuesday"

And this confirmation/claficiation from WSJ:

"The sixth installment of the series, "Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince," has now sold more than 1.4 million advance copies on Amazon, making it the largest new product release in the history of the bookseller. More than 870,000 of those copies come from orders on the U.S. version of its site. The previous record holder for U.S. and world-wide Amazon order was "Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix," the fifth book of the series released in 2003."

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