The internationally acclaimed author of Harry Potter was awarded the Outstanding Contribution prize at the British Book Awards by Bookseller’s Association.
She graciously said, “Twenty years ago, I would hardly have believed I’d have a book published, let alone an accolade as wonderful as this.I am truly honoured and overwhelmed”.
“But tonight is really all about you, the booksellers, without whom of course there would be no bestsellers. I want to thank you all for supporting my books throughout the years – this awardis really for you! Thank you!” she added.
Every year a Potter book was released, and this has made huge changes in the the book market. In 2007, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, the lest of the series, took the sector to an all-time high of £1.79bn.