Grab the Firewhisky and Butterbeer – The Harry Potter Series turns 20!

Harry Potter has become a household name around the world. On 26th June 2017, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone celebrates 20 years since it was first published by Bloomsbury in 1997. An online cartridge company has produced an infographic showing the success of the books with a comparison to other successful books and subsequently the films, over the years.

Did you know that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was originally turned down by 12 publishers before Bloomsbury snapped it up for an advance of only 1500 copies? That number now pales in comparison to the 107 million copies that have been sold worldwide in over 70 languages including Greek, Finnish and Vietnamese.

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