January 25, 2022

Books: A Look at the “Harry Potter Effect” in Canada

From BookNet Canada:

Because you know we can’t pass up an opportunity to combine our love of both charts and Harry Potter, we took to SalesData to investigate.

We looked at the sales trends for all ISBNs with “Harry Potter” in the title, series name, or subtitle, focusing on the last 13 weeks ending Aug. 7, 2016. The below chart shows sales trends for the 10 ISBNs with the most units sold in that period (minus Cursed Child, of course, which would’ve been literally off the charts).


But while Cursed Child and the above colouring books are the biggest new Harry Potter titles in the market, there are actually a total of 23 ISBNs with “Harry Potter” in the title, series name, or subtitle published in 2016 that saw at least one unit sold in the last 52 weeks.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.