Don't tell anyone, but book publishing is a tough way to keep the lights on.
"Because the Potter books represent such an obvious anomaly, some doubt this will have a lasting effect on the publishing industry now that the series is finished.
In the United States, preliminary results of a study to be released in October and overseen by the National Endowment of the Arts, compiled results from over 24 government agencies and indicated reading rates among young people were declining -- despite what has been termed as 'The Harry Potter Effect.'"
My favourite part of the article is the bit about Scholastic (Rowling's U.S publisher) funding a study that suggests the Potter Effect is singular in terms of cinching that the youngsters are reading.
Never fear though, surprise best sellers are on the way. We promise.
There's nothing good on TV, new music is mostly junk and the internet is full of crappy blogs.
Posted by Dave