Harry Potter is about to upend the publishing business in a whole new way

[Enter HARRY.]

[After saving the wizarding world and selling more than 400 million books in 68 languages, everyone knows the story of the boy who lived. Now he’s an adult who’s still dealing with the darkness in his past.]

The market for plays, publishing industry insiders say, is near nonexistent, perhaps with the exception of Shakespeare. But that appears set to change this weekend, when the book for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two” is released at midnight Sunday.

“Cursed Child,” the script of the play currently on stage on London’s West End, is effectively the eighth book in the massively popular series — and it’s seen as a sure hit.

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