Books: a tale of falling prices

Harry Potter will give booksellers a lift, but fierce competition is keeping a lid on profits.

21st July, 2007

Harry Potter will give booksellers a lift, but fierce competition is keeping a lid on profits.

At the stroke of midnight last Friday, thousands of Harry Potter fans around the country got their first glimpse of the seventh and final book in the popular series about the adventures of the young wizard and his friends.

The book has received an unprecedented amount of hype, and will go on to sell tens of thousands of copies...

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