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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter Book 4) Released- 2000

 
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In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling offers up equal parts danger and delight–and any number of dragons, house-elves, and death-defying challenges. Now 14, her orphan hero has only two more weeks with his Muggle relatives before returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yet one night a vision harrowing enough to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Happily, the prospect of attending the season’s premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars–the Death Eaters–are out for murder.

Readers, we will cast a giant invisibility cloak over any more plot and reveal only that You-Know-Who is very much after Harry and that this year there will be no Quidditch matches between Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Instead, Hogwarts will vie with two other magicians’ schools, the stylish Beauxbatons and the icy Durmstrang, in a Triwizard Tournament. Those chosen to compete will undergo three supreme tests. Could Harry be one of the lucky contenders?

But Quidditch buffs need not go into mourning: we get our share of this great game at the World Cup. Attempting to go incognito as Muggles, 100,000 witches and wizards converge on a “nice deserted moor.” As ever, Rowling magicks up the details that make her world so vivid, and so comic. Several spectators’ tents, for instance, are entirely unquotidian. One is a minipalace, complete with live peacocks; another has three floors and multiple turrets. And the sports paraphernalia on offer includes rosettes “squealing the names of the players” as well as “tiny models of Firebolts that really flew, and collectible figures of famous players, which strolled across the palm of your hand, preening themselves.” Needless to say, the two teams are decidedly different, down to their mascots. Bulgaria is supported by the beautiful veela, who instantly enchant everyone–including Ireland’s supporters–over to their side. Until, that is, thousands of tiny cheerleaders engage in some pyrotechnics of their own: “The leprechauns had risen into the air again, and this time, they formed a giant hand, which was making a very rude sign indeed at the veela across the field.”

Long before her fourth installment appeared, Rowling warned that it would be darker, and it’s true that every exhilaration is equaled by a moment that has us fearing for Harry’s life, the book’s emotions running as deep as its dangers. Along the way, though, she conjures up such new characters as Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody, a Dark Wizard catcher who may or may not be getting paranoid in his old age, and Rita Skeeter, who beetles around Hogwarts in search of stories. (This Daily Prophet scoop artist has a Quick-Quotes Quill that turns even the most innocent assertion into tabloid innuendo.) And at her bedazzling close, Rowling leaves several plot strands open, awaiting book 5. This fan is ready to wager that the author herself is part veela–her pen her wand, her commitment to her world complete. (Ages 9 and older) –Kerry Fried –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.




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  • File Size: 2398 KB
  • Print Length: 734 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 100 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Pottermore Limited (March 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00728DYCO
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Download free Ebook Pdf I Too Had a Love Story

About The Author :- Ravinder Singh is a bestselling author. His debut novel I Too Had a Love Story has touched millions of hearts. Can Love Happen Twice? is his second book. After spending most of his life in Burla, Orissa, Ravinder has finally settled down in Chandigarh. Having worked as a computer engineer for about several years at some of India’s prominent IT companies, Ravinder is now pursuing his MBA at the world renowned Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Ravinder loves playing snooker in his free time. He is crazy about Punjabi music .Download now:

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Free Download!!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter Book 3) Released- 1999

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For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, who’s forced to spend his summers with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who detest him. The third book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series catapults into action when the young wizard “accidentally” causes the Dursleys’ dreadful visitor Aunt Marge to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift up to the ceiling. Fearing punishment from Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon (and from officials at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who strictly forbid students to cast spells in the nonmagic world of Muggles), Harry lunges out into the darkness with his heavy trunk and his owl Hedwig.

As it turns out, Harry isn’t punished at all for his errant wizardry. Instead he is mysteriously rescued from his Muggle neighborhood and whisked off in a triple-decker, violently purple bus to spend the remaining weeks of summer in a friendly inn called the Leaky Cauldron. What Harry has to face as he begins his third year at Hogwarts explains why the officials let him off easily. It seems that Sirius Black–an escaped convict from the prison of Azkaban–is on the loose. Not only that, but he’s after Harry Potter. But why? And why do the Dementors, the guards hired to protect him, chill Harry’s very heart when others are unaffected? Once again, Rowling has created a mystery that will have children and adults cheering, not to mention standing in line for her next book. Fortunately, there are four more in the works. (Ages 9 and older) –Karin Snelson

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  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Hardcover: 435 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1st edition (September 8, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439136350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439136358
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds 
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter Book 2) Released- 1998

 
 

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It’s hard to fall in love with an earnest, appealing young hero like Harry Potter and then to watch helplessly as he steps into terrible danger! And in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the much anticipated sequel to the award-winning Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, he is in terrible danger indeed. As if it’s not bad enough that after a long summer with the horrid Dursleys he is thwarted in his attempts to hop the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. But when his only transportation option is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into a valuable (but clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what happens that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts.
  Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him. Soon it’s not just Harry who is worried about survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at Hogwarts. The mysteriously gleaming, foot-high words on the wall proclaim, “The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware.” But what exactly does it mean? Harry, Hermione, and Ron do everything that is wizardly possible–including risking their own lives–to solve this 50-year-old, seemingly deadly mystery. This deliciously suspenseful novel is every bit as gripping, imaginative, and creepy as the first; familiar student concerns–fierce rivalry, blush-inducing crushes, pedantic professors–seamlessly intertwine with the bizarre, horrific, fantastical, or just plain funny. Once again, Rowling writes with a combination of wit, whimsy, and a touch of the macabre that will leave readers young and old desperate for the next installment. (Ages 9 and older) –Karin Snelson

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  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (June 2, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439064864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439064866
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.8 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, Book 1) Released-1997

 
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Say you’ve spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that come in every flavor, including strawberry, curry, grass, and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself! This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling’s enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In the nonmagic human world–the world of “Muggles”–Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. But in the world of wizards, small, skinny Harry is famous as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities, and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he’s quite, yes, altogether different from his aunt, uncle, and spoiled, piglike cousin Dudley.
Author:J. K. Rowling
Publisher:ARTHUR A. LEVINE BOOKS
Date:1997
Language:English
Pages:327
ISBN 10:0590353403
File type: PDF
File size:3.2MB

Best Books Sellers in India in 2011 and Publishing Trends

Which books are best sellers in India? I couldn’t find any best sellers list in India substantiated with data such as number of books sold.
Every book website or book store develops its own list without any data points. I decided to check out four leading sources ( 2 websites and 2 book stores) and tried to develop a common list.
The sources I referred to are Flipkart, Infibeam, Crossword and Landmark bestsellers list. (Data retrieved on Oct 5).
My hypothesis is that if a book appears in more than one bestseller list then it is likely to be a best seller. Out of 200 + book list with this criteria , I narrowed down to 56 best sellers book list. ( excluding academics books )
I further classified these 56 best sellers among 3 categories –
Gold Best Sellers – Books which are present in all 4 lists
Silver Best Sellers – Books which are present in any 3 lists
Bronze Best Sellers – Books which are present in any 2 lists
Result are as follows
There are 5 Books in Gold Best Sellers
2 States by Chetan Bhagat
Connect The Dots by Rashmi Bansal
Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Women & The Weight Loss Tamasha byRujuta Diwekar
There are 15 Books in Silver Best Sellers
Don’t Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight by Rujuta Diwekar
Fault Lines by Raghuram G Rajan
Highway On My Plate by Rocky Singh, Mayur Sharma
I Have A Dream by Rashmi Bansal
Life Is What You Make It by Preeti Shenoy
River Of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish by Rashmi Bansal
The 3 Mistakes Of My Life by Chetan Bhagat
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective by Stephen R Covey
The Emperor Of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Power by Rhonda Byrne
Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham

There are 36 Books in Bronze Best Sellers List
Aleph by Paulo Coelho
Big Girl by Danielle Steel
Bombay Duck is a fish by Kanika Dhillon
Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi
Corporate Chanakya by Radhakrishnan Pallai
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth byJeff Kinney
Dork by Sidin Vadukut
Empire of the Moghul: Ruler of the World by Alex Rutherford
Employees First, Customers Second by Vineet Nayar
Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat
Geek Nation by Angela Saini
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Growing Up Bin Laden byJean P Sasson
India : A Portrait by Patrick French
India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
Johnny Gone Down by Karan Bajaj
Mafia Queens Of Mumbai by Hussain Zaidi
Mini Shopoholicby Sophie Kinsella
Mother Pious Lady by Santosh Desai
Ohh Yes, I Am Single byDurjoy Datta, Neeti Rustagi
One Night At The Call Centre byChetan Bhagat
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
Sachin: 501 Things You Didn’t know by Suvam Pal
Superfreakonomics by Levitt Steven
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick
The Finkler Question byHoward Jacobson
The Girl who kicked the hornets nest by Stieg Larsson
The Immortals Of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Sixth Man by David Baldacci
The Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot, William Simon
The Winning Way by Harsha Bhogle, Anita Bhogle
Those in Peril by Wilbur Smith
Tinderbox by M J Akbar

Since I had the best sellers data, the Analyst in me couldn’t stop analyzingPublishing Trends
Authors
 
Indian Authors are more than foreign authors in the best sellers list, though difference is narrower than I expected…

Publishers
Leading Publishers for Indian Authors are Westland, Harpercollins, Rupa, Penguin, Shristi and Random House which all have more than one publication in best seller list. The list was on expected lines but I am surprised by the relative ranking.

Pricing
Contrary to my earlier perception that success of best sellers is because of low pricing , the two third of best sellers are not low priced.
 

Pages
Contrary to my earlier perception, in the twitter age, the necessary condition for best seller is not crisp content or less pages. The two thirds of best sellers are with heavy content.

Popular vs Classics

Any book which is among best sellers list even after 5 years of its publication is more than popular and can be called as classic ( irrespective of the critique) . I found 6 books in the list which are published before 2006

The Fountainhead
Good to Great
Rich Dad Poor Dad
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
Five Point Someone
The Alchemist
Next few years will tell whether few of the popular books will move to classic status ( Contender are books by Rashmi Bansal, Rujuta Diwekar and Stieg Larsson among others)

Conclusion
Can these trends about pricing, pages and publishers help any author in increasing his success chances in writing or publishing his book?