Harry Potter Craze A `Home Run' For Scholastic--But Not The Whole Game
- Trade book sales follow strong gain posted in 1998 with 5.9% increase. // Book Publishing Report;02/21/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p2
Reports the increase sales of domestic trade books in the United States in 1999. Distribution of sales among various literary genres; Contribution of popularity of Harry Potter books to sales increase; Comparison of sales of publishing houses.
- Recruiting grads from Hogwarts. Flamm, Matthew // Crain's New York Business;5/24/2004, Vol. 20 Issue 21, p1
On June 4, when the third cinematic installment of the "Harry Potter" series opens in theaters, moviegoers will see the boy wizard enter a dark and difficult world, like no other he has faced. Paperback series like Gossip Girl and A List, and hardcover series like The Princess Diaries now can be...
- Opposites. Vogl, A.J. // Across the Board;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p1
Introduces a series of articles on managing extraordinary infusion of profits including the problems being faced by Bloomsbury, the British publisher of the 'Harry Potter' book series.
- Windfall Economics. Crainer, Stuart; Dearlove, Des // Across the Board;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p14
Focuses on the means for companies to determine how to properly address an unexpected success as highlighted by the experience of British publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC regarding its 'Harry Potter' book series. Background of the publishing company; Challenges faced by the company...
- Jefferson County Library. // Georgia Library Quarterly;Fall2005, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p18
Provides information on the Jefferson County Library, winner of Scholastic Publishing's contest promoting the release of Harry Potter books in Georgia.
- I'm just wild about Harry. Johnson, Steve // American Printer;Oct2005, Vol. 122 Issue 10, p92
Offers a look at the impact of the publication and popularity of the six volumes of the Harry Potter books on the printing industry. Increase in the length of the succeeding book from the first volume having 309 numbered folios; Reason Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of Harry Potter books,...
- Scholastic Catapults To Top Slot Among Children's Publishers. Milliot, Jim; Roback, Diane // Publishers Weekly;10/16/2000, Vol. 247 Issue 42, p33
Deals with the sales of children books in the United States as of October 2000. Comparison between the sales of Harry Potter books published by Scholastic and of Random House; Status of the sales of children books published by HarperCollins. INSET: Kids' Books Enter Election Fray.
- Keeping Up With Harry. Maughan, Shannon // Publishers Weekly;11/1/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 44, p36
Looks at the success of the `Harry Potter' book series by J.K. Rowling. Number of copies in print; Details on the audiobook `Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'; Highlights of Rowling's United States book tour; Resolution formed to defend efforts of a conservative group to ban the books.
- THe Harry Potter Effect. Hayden, Tom; Meadows, Susannah; Begun, Bret; Stroup, Katherine // Newsweek;7/3/2000, Vol. 136 Issue 1, p10
Discusses the success of the Harry Potter book series. Effect of book sales on the stock valuation of Scholastic publishing company; Formation of a bestseller list by 'The New York Times.'