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Alex Beam

Harry Potter and the gilded book launch

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / June 16, 2005

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The July 15 midnight launch of J.K. Rowling's sixth novel, ''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," will be the largest book introduction in US history. By comparison, when Alfred A. Knopf brought out Bill Clinton's autobiography last year, it was a certified Big Deal, with a first printing of 1.5 million books. Earlier this year, Doubleday printed 2.8 million copies ... (Full article: 679 words)

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