You’d think that with all the different Harry Potter covers already created for fans all around the world that there’d be no need to design new ones. But Scholastic has engaged Amulet series author and illustrator, Kazu Kibuishi to design all the covers for the complete series of the new boxed set, available on August 27, 2013, in honor of the 15 year anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the original book in J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter series. The Wall Street Journal reports, “Fifteen years after the first U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling’s first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in September 1998, there are more than 150 million Harry Potter books in print in the United States alone and the series still hits bestseller lists regularly. The seven Harry Potter books are published in over 200 territories in 74 languages and have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide.
450 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE! Wow, those are crazy numbers! Here’s to hoping Fate’s Fables will be loved that much. 😀
Here’s some old Harry Potter covers just for old time’s sake. I really quite like the Swedish and German ones on the last two rows.