Harry Potter didn’t boost kids-lit

Harry Potter books may have boosted book sales (by dint of having been purchased by great numbers of people), but the predicted boom in kids’ lit has not arrived:

‘Everyone looked at sales of children’s books around the release of each Potter title, saw the millions of Potter books sold and quite naturally concluded that the series must be having an enormous impact on the market as a whole,’ said Bohme.

‘The reality is that sales of Potter books have done nothing to increase the volume of books sold to their target audience, children aged seven to 14,’ he added.

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