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  Potter book sales hit 250 million
Updated 17 November 2003, 19.36
Order Of The Phoenix sold 1.78m copies on the day it came out!
It's a case of another day, another record broken for JK Rowling's Harry Potter books!

The five novels about the boy wizard have now sold 250 million copies around the world between them - more than any other series of books.

JK's agent issued a statement saying that Harry "had entered the history books yet again".

Fifth book Order Of The Phoenix became a record-breaker the day it came out when it sold over six million copies.

Potter author JK Rowling

The Potter novels have been credited with getting more kids interested in reading at a time when books are facing massive competition from TV and video games.

JK's agent said the books have started "a revolution in children's enthusiasm for reading".

Harry has made JK a multi-millionaire.

A recent survey put her earnings for the past year at 125 million - that works out at 388 for every word in OOTP!

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