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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 October 2005, 12:21 GMT 13:21 UK
Global Potter sales top 300m mark
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Three hundred million copies and counting...
More than 300 million copies of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books have been sold worldwide, her agent has said.

The tales of the schoolboy wizard and his fight against the evil Voldemort have been translated into 63 languages.

Six Potter books have been written with one more in the series promised by Rowling, one of the world's most successful writers.

Next month sees the release of the film version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, based on the fourth book.

"We are delighted to announce that worldwide sales for the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling have now exceeded 300 million copies," said a spokeswoman for her literary agent Christopher Little.

More than a third of all the Potter novels sold have been sold in the United States.

The latest Potter novel The Half-Blood Prince was published in July after a two-year wait and became a global best-seller.

Shares in Rowling's UK publisher Bloomsbury surged to an all-time high when the publication date was revealed.

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