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‘Harry Potter’ bestselling book in the UK in a decade; two million copies sold in the US

In the UK, publisher Little, Brown has said the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playscript has sold 680,000 print copies in the first three days of sale to make it the fastest-selling book in a decade, reports the Bookseller. The next highest-selling book in its first week of sales was Fifty Shades of Grey in 2012, which sold 664,478 over the seven days. The bestselling single week for one title was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007, which in its launch week sold 1.8 million copies, plus another 780,000 units of the adult edition. In the US, publisher Scholastic announced the title has sold two million units in the first 48 hours of sales, with an initial print run of 4.5 million copies.


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