J. K. Rowling, a British author, wrote a series of seven fantasy novels called Harry Potter.

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Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and Scholastic Press in the United States was the first to publish the series in English.

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Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on June 26, 1997,

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The novels have a huge following, positive reviews, and commercial success worldwide.

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The books have sold over 500 million copies worldwide as of February 2018.

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They have been translated into eighty languages, making them the best-selling book series.

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Pictures. The Harry Potter franchise was projected to be worth $25 billion in 2016.

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The play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on a story co-written by J.K. Rowling.

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