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JK Rowling's new book launches

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 01:13

Sept. 27 - JK Rowling's new novel ''The Casual Vacancy'' goes on sale, with booksellers expecting it to be one of their key titles this Christmas. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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The highly-anticipated new book from Harry Potter author JK Rowling hit shelves early Thursday. 'The Casual Vacancy, Rowling's first foray into adult fiction, looks destined for the top of best-seller lists. Store Manager of a central London branch of Foyles bookstore, Gary Powell, is confident Rowling's loyal wizard fanbase will read the new book. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FOYLES AT ST PANCRAS STORE MANAGER GARY POWELL, SAYING: "A lot of adults read her books anyway so I think they're going to identify with her style of writing and they'll enjoy the way she writes and what she writes, and so I think the fact that it's an adult novel opposed to a children's novel shouldn't make that much of a difference." Although there were not many fans out to buy copies Thursday morning, over a million orders have already been placed for the book. Rowling is no stranger to huge sales. Fans camped out in front of bookstores globally to get their hands on a copy of the final book in her Harry Potter series - 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.' It became the fastest-selling book in history.

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JK Rowling's new book launches

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 01:13