July 23, 2007 / 3:42 PM / 11 years ago

Potter finale fastest-selling ever

A copy of the new "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling is seen at a counter as fans queue up during its release at a bookstore in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad July 21, 2007. Bloomsbury, the publisher of the Harry Potter books, said on Monday it sold 2.7 million copies of the seventh and final instalment in the first 24 hours in the UK, breaking the previous record of 2.0 million set by the sixth volume. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

LONDON (Reuters) - Bloomsbury, the publisher of the Harry Potter books, said on Monday it sold 2.7 million copies of the seventh and final instalment in the first 24 hours in the UK, breaking the previous record of 2.0 million set by the sixth volume.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” also sold around 8.3 million copies in the United States during the first 24 hours, up from 6.9 million for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in 2005.

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