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Amazon UK: Harry Potter on Top Selling Lists of the Decade

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Posted by: sue
December 16, 2009, 11:51 AM

Sales of Harry Potter items are in the news as UK Amazon has released several lists today of top sellers over the past decade. The Telegraph reports that in the Top Selling DVDs and Blu-rays of the decade for the online retailer, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was number six on the list (number one was Mamma Mia followed by Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers)

The paper also reports that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is the best-selling author of the decade, and the beloved Harry Potter series had a commanding presence in the best-selling book category as follows:


1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - JK Rowling

3. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer

4. Twilight -Stephenie Meyer

5. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer

6. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling

7. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer

8. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

9. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

10. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini


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115 Comments

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Omg That’s Awesome. :D

Posted by ApplesArthur on December 16, 2009, 11:56 AM report to moderator
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what the _?!
4/10 of the list is Twilight Saga!!! urgh!

Posted by lilyluna on December 16, 2009, 12:01 PM report to moderator
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At least HP beat out Twilight! :D

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on December 16, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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Totally agree lots of friends of mine love twillight!!!! I hate it it’s so boring and vulgar!!

YEAHH!!! HP RULES!

Posted by ECDWLr on December 16, 2009, 01:27 PM report to moderator
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It really starts to piss me off that something like ‘Twilight’ keeps ruining the top ten lists because all those melodramatic girls buy those because to also fall in love with an emo vampire so they can be bitten (which is really perverse if you put it that way). Everyone knows that the story of Harry Potter is much more real, much more philosophic and has much more depth than a puberal teenage desire.
You can tell: I’m a DIE HARD FAN!!! HP FTW!!!

(For the record I didn’t mean to offend anyone personnally, but I don’t think there are many ‘Twilight’-fans out here)

Posted by Sorcererke on December 16, 2009, 01:35 PM report to moderator
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Why is the Twilight saga there? I’m going to ignore it!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on December 16, 2009, 02:33 PM report to moderator
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Such gleeful disdain for the Twi-hards in these comments. Love, people — it’s all about the love.

Posted by Bandersnatch on December 16, 2009, 04:36 PM report to moderator
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well, of cooourse harry had to be at the top. no surprises there ;) ….i will try not to even mention the “T” word…

Posted by livlestrange on December 16, 2009, 08:39 PM report to moderator
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I have read 6 of those books… Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,The Tales of Beedle the Bard,The Kite Runner,A Thousand Splendid Suns and yes…I did read Twilight…only to know what the book was about and why it was so popular, but half way thru the book I was already annoyed about characters, the story and i forced myself to finish it and i skipped a lot of the pages. I cant stand how shallow the character of Bella is…on a different note, Khaled Hosseini’s books are a must read,i cried while reading those books…JK and Khaled Hosseini, two of my favorite authors in one list.

Posted by deacharm on December 16, 2009, 10:07 PM report to moderator
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haha not surprised at all :)

Posted by taraa:) on December 16, 2009, 11:56 PM report to moderator
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Mamma Mia!? What the…

Posted by Iceholic on December 17, 2009, 01:04 AM report to moderator
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J.K. Rowling is soooo much better than Meyer!!!

Posted by ApplesArthur on December 17, 2009, 04:10 AM report to moderator
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Not all physicists are Einstein… Not all authors are Jo Rowling… We all do what we can…

Posted by Won_Two on December 17, 2009, 04:17 AM report to moderator
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yuck twilight saga! i know how u feel.
but YAY! for harry potter and jk rowling :)

Posted by nox avis on December 17, 2009, 04:34 AM report to moderator
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What about Goblet of Fire? Didn’t that break records or something.

Posted by CandyCane2304 on December 17, 2009, 04:49 AM report to moderator
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