Scholastic, the US publishers, will sell the book for $34.99; it will be illustrated by Mary GrandPre, the artist who illustrated all six previous books. They will also release a $39.99 reinforced library edition and a $65 special edition at the same time. British publishers Bloomsbury said via press release that it will sell the hardcover for 17.99 GBP, and will also release a special gift edition and a joint audio book.
The news item came quickest via J.K. Rowling's site at 7 a.m, which simply read:
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be published on Saturday 21st July 2007 at 00:01 BST in the UK and at 00:01 in the USA. It will also be released at 00:01 BST on Saturday 21st July in other English speaking countries around the world.
Meep! Okay..torn about the news but seriously, if you weren't going to release it for 07\07\07 then it should be release 07\31\07 (his birthday). At least I think that...well the 21st is divided by 7 so whatever. I'm not ready for it to be over...and I'm going to be hyped enough about OotP and now this...ack! Oh well.
I wonder if you can pre-order the special edition online...
I'm just thinking...by July 22 it'll be all over. I'll be done with it and no more will come after. It's the end of an era!