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Last Updated: Tuesday October 04 2005 12:14 GMT

Potter book sales top 300 million

Kids reading Harry Potter
More than 300 million copies of the Harry Potter books have been sold worldwide, it was announced on Tuesday.

The series of books went past the 300 million mark thanks to the publication of the sixth wizardly tale, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

JK Rowling's stories about the boy magician have been translated into 63 languages, including Latin and Welsh.

The next film in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, hits cinemas around the world in November.

The most recent book set records around the world when it was released on 16 July, 2005

It's not known when the final book in the series will be released, but JK has hinted it could be in 2007.

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