Will the end of the Harry Potter series bring about a publishing apocalypse? Several news sources around the world, while not suggesting that, are certainly wondering what publishers will do once the series ends this July.
Take this snippet from a recent USA Today article: “‘I don’t know if we are ever going to see anything like Harry Potter again in children’s or even adult books,’ says Paul Crichton of Simon & Schuster Children’s Books. ‘Harry will be missed like there is no tomorrow. But publishers have to forge ahead and move on. What Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling have done is incredible. To lose something that strong is going to have an impact.'”
Any thoughts on this?