July 06, 2003


Australia is overwhelmed by witchcraft:

Positions one to six in this week's bestseller list are filled by versions of the books in J. K. Rowling's series. Seventh is a quiz book called So You Think You Know Harry Potter.

And eighth is a misprinted '70s television retrospective: Welcome Back, Potter: The Life of Gabe Kaplan.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 6, 2003 05:50 AM

What about the one that is only available through teacher's supply companies- "Harry Potter and the Beefy Prefects".
A big seller in private schools.

Posted by: paul bickford at July 7, 2003 at 11:39 AM

How about these more obscure Potter titles?

"Harry Potter V's the Acne Monster"
"Harry Potter and the Wedgy from Hell"
"Harry Potter - washed up and broke at 19"
"Harry Potter and the Big Gay Cellmate called Buba"

Posted by: Jake D at July 7, 2003 at 04:22 PM

TO: Tim
RE: A Marketing Smash Hit

Don't you just love it? I'm highly impressed with how well the marketing has done on this whole series.

Allan Forkum, of Forkum & Cox, has his 7-year old daughter bouncing around the house on a broom and waving the broken wand from a set of mini-blinds. She wants to be a 'witch'.

But Allan sees no problem with this.


[The greatest trick Satan ever pulled was to convince people he doesn't exist.]

Posted by: Chuck Pelto at July 9, 2003 at 09:30 AM

TO: All
RE: Bloody Amateurs




Posted by: Chuck Pelto at July 10, 2003 at 08:50 AM