Lee’s book at No 1

CityPress - - Business - – Reuters

Go Set a Watch­man, the much-an­tic­i­pated sec­ond novel by To Kill a Mock­ing­bird au­thor Harper Lee (pic­tured), is the most pre­ordered print ti­tle on Ama­zon.com since the last book in the Harry Pot­ter se­ries, says Ama­zon.

The online re­tailer says the novel, to be pub­lished on Tues­day, is al­ready the best­selling book on the web­site.

It is the most pre­ordered book on Ama­zon.com since JK Rowl­ing’s Harry Pot­ter and the Deathly Hal­lows in 2007 – the sev­enth and fi­nal novel about the Bri­tish teenage boy wiz­ard.

Ama­zon did not pro­vide fig­ures for ei­ther book, but pub­lisher Harper, an im­print of HarperCollins, said it had or­dered an ini­tial US print run of 2 mil­lion.

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