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March 2005
Book Publishing Report;3/14/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p5
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The article presents news briefs related to publishing industry. John Grisham will write his first nonfiction book chronicling the life of Ronald Keith Williamson, a death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence. On its two-year anniversary of publishing Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code," Doubleday, which released the title with a first printing of 85,000 copies, now reportedly has 25 million copies in 44 languages in print worldwide. Scholastic, in keeping with its tradition of disclosing limited info on upcoming Harry Potter books to stoke interest, last week unveiled the cover design of J.K. Rowling's sixth book, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."


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