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After 10 Years, Harry Potter Off NYT Best-Seller List

Rowling mainstay, which forced changes in the survey, finally vanishes
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 6:35 PM CDT
After 10 Years, Harry Potter Off NYT Best-Seller List
British author J.K. Rowling holds a copy of her latest book 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, for its world wide launch, Friday, July 15, 2005.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

(Newser) – As the next edition of the New York Times Book Review goes to press, an era ends—books from author JK Rowling's Harry Potter series, for the first time in 10 years, are nowhere on the best-seller list.

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The Potter series, a year after a quiet but critically acclaimed debut in 1998, so dominated the sales list that the Times created first a separate list for children’s books, and then for children’s book “series,” to clear the gridlock for other titles. (Read more Harry Potter stories.)

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