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Spanish Harry Potter Coming Soon

The Spanish-language edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is due out next week. Now this begs the question: Which Spanish is it being translated into? According to the press release:

    As with the five preceding Potter books, the Spanish-language publisher,
    Ediciones Salamandra, will publish three different versions of the same
    translation, which reflect the idiomatic differences of the Spanish language
    in Spain, Argentina, and the rest of Latin America. The total print run is
    expected to exceed one million copies. The popularity of the series is
    universal. More than 300 million copies of Harry Potter books in 63 languages
    have been sold worldwide.

I have two great articles on the challenges (and business) of translating Harry Potter. Both are free and located here in PDF form:

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John Yunker
John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of . He has published 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card and is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.
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