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Harry Potter – Why is it so Famous?

Harry Potter

Rupert Grint with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson at the Hand, Foot and Wand Print Ceremony Honoring The Cast of "Harry Potter". Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood, CA. 07-09-07


What is Harry Potter?

An orphaned boy named Harry Potter is sent to live with his aunt and uncle after his parents are killed when their car crashes into an oncoming train. He attends Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry, founded for centuries but was closed down during World War II due to its association with magic. At the time, Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster, reopens it as part of a plan to protect children from Voldemort, who wants to destroy all wizards and witches.

What makes ‘Harry Potter’ so famous?

The answer to this question can be found in several different places. One place where you will find an explanation for the popularity of ‘Harry Potter’ is within the book itself. There are several reasons why JK Rowling’s novels have become such a success. They’re written very well; each chapter has its unique style and tone, which keeps readers interested throughout the entire story. Another reason is because of how much detail she puts into her writing. Another factor contributing to the popularity of the franchise among adult viewers is that JK Rowling has been very open about her views regarding social issues. She’s spoken openly about topics ranging from feminism to racism, and she continues to do so today. Her openness makes it easier for people to relate to the stories and connect them to current events.


Why is Harry Potter so Popular Even After all These Years?


Harry Potter has been one of the most successful franchises in history. It’s no wonder why it’s still going strong after 20 years! The books have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, and there are now eight movies based on them.


It hit the right age audience.


When you look at the demographics of the movie-going public, you’ll see that most people go when they’re young adults or teenagers. This means that kids between 10 and 15 years old will be able to relate to these stories because they’ve been through similar experiences themselves. They can identify with the main character and his struggles. The same goes for older teens and adults too.


Harry Potter’s US publication made it a bonafide phenomenon.

The original British release of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone came out in 1997 — but because of its limited distribution, it didn’t catch fire until the following year, when it hit bookstore shelves in America. The American version had some changes, including new illustrations by Jim Kay,
who illustrated every subsequent volume of the series. In addition, the cover design featured a photo of author J. K. Rowling holding baby Harry instead of the traditional cover.

Harry Potter’s popularity completely changed the publishing industry, and the effect spilled over to Hollywood.

Scholastic’s acquisition strategy worked because they could get their hands on the book before anyone else could — which meant they could set expectations high. They weren’t trying to sell a million copies or anything like that. Instead, they were looking for something special, something that might not appeal to everyone but would still attract enough readers to give the company some return on investment. And then there was the timing. They sent copies to every major newspaper in America, including USA Today, which ran a feature article about how much the book sold. They put together a massive advertising campaign featuring celebrities like Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey talking about why they liked the book.

Many Parodies were Originated

A group of students from the University of Michigan performed a Harry Potter musical. It is a two-act musical Parody that features significant elements from all seven books and is stuck to the source

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