The seventh and final Harry Potter book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will go on sale on October 28, Beijing Morning Post reported on Wednesday.
Cover of the English version Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The publisher, People's Literature Publishing House, confirmed that the sister translators Ma Ainong and Ma Aixin have finished the translation after a three month effort and the book has been delivered for print.
Since the English versioned Harry Potter book has been highly welcomed and is the final book in the series, the first batch of the translated version will include one million copies, the most among the Harry Potter series.
To distinguish from piratical versions, the title of the authorized books will be different. With summaries of the previous six books, the seventh book has the most pages and is the most expensive one among the whole series, according to the publisher.
Order for the Chinese versioned Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has begun and 7,000 copies have already been sold on order, exceeding the total order of 5,900 copies for the sixth book. It is estimated that the total order of the new book will exceed 10,000.
(CRI.cn October 11, 2007)