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Release Date for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Book Announced

Posted on Friday, February 2nd, 2007 10:19 AM by Scott Jentsch

Book Cover for Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsThe highly anticipated seventh and final chapter of the Harry Potter series of books, will be available to the public on July 21, 2007!

The book will be released just one week after the theatrical release of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," which is the fifth movie to be made in the series. It doesn't take a marketing genius to figure out the coincidence of the two releases, but it's very good news for Harry Potter fans, as the actual release date of the final book was unsure until now.

In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," author J. K. Rowlings has indicated that one of the main characters in the story dies, but not much else is known.

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Press Release

J .K. ROWLING’S SEVENTH AND FINAL HARRY POTTER NOVEL, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, TO BE PUBLISHED ON JULY 21, 2007

New York, NY (February 1, 2007) -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, the seventh and final book in the best-selling series, has been scheduled for release at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007, it was announced today by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company.

In making the announcement, Lisa Holton, President of Scholastic Children’s Books said, “We are thrilled to announce the publication date of the seventh installment in this remarkable series. We join J.K. Rowling’s millions of readers – young and old, veterans and newcomers – in anticipating what lies ahead.”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling’s sixth Harry Potter book, was released on July 16, 2005, and was the fastest-selling book in history, selling 6.9 million copies in the first 24 hours. All six Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been number one bestsellers in the United States, the U.K., and around the world. There are currently over 120 million copies of the Harry Potter books in print in the United States alone.

Scholastic will publish Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (ISBN: 0-545-01022-5 ; Price: $34.99) in hardcover under the Arthur A. Levine imprint with interior and cover art by Mary GrandPré, who has illustrated the previous six books. The deluxe edition (ISBN: 0-545-02937-6; Price: $65.00) and reinforced library edition (ISBN: 0-545-02936-8 ; Price: $39.99 ) will be published simultaneously.

About Scholastic

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the Company's Internet site, www.scholastic.com.



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