Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Out July 16th
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be Published July 16th (Monsters & Critics)
The sixth Harry Potter book will hit the streets 16 July next year, it has been announced. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be published in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa all on the same day.
JK Rowling revealed on her site that she had completed the novel after originally saying she would announce details on Christmas Day. “Although I have joked about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince racing my third baby into the world, I have in fact had all the time I needed to tinker with the manuscript to my satisfaction and I am as happy as I have ever been with the end result. I only hope you feel that it was worth the wait when you finally read it!”
Six books in seven years isn’t bad–although I presume the first several were essentially written by the time Rowling got her book deal.
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (1998)
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (1999)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (1999)
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire! (2000)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)
I predict the book will eventually be made into a movie and that its successor will be named Harry Potter and the [something].
Update: I see Steven Taylor had the news very early this morning; I just noticed it on GoogleNews.