The Arizona Republic reports people started lining up at 7:00 last night, waiting for the midnight release of the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".
The Thompson family eschewed the bookstore madness and went the Amazon route. Why stand in a line full of crazy people for 5+ hours when you can have the UPS man deliver it for free at 9:00am right to your front door?
My daughter Lauren got first dibs. Then it's Francy's turn. James is on the internet right now, seeing who gets killed off. I'll probably wait for the movie (though I did enjoy the first three books. Not sure why I stopped reading the series…).
Here's a link to 26,584 news stories about the book release.
3.5 million copies pre-ordered from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
13 years ago, series author JK Rowling was an unemployed single mother. Today she's worth more than $1 billion dollars — she's the second richest female entertainer on the planet, behind only Oprah's empire, for now.