The Telegraph is reporting that JK Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard has become the fastest selling book of 2008:
The Tales of Beedle the Bard – mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the latest book in wizard boy series – sold 367,625 copies in the first three days after publication on December 4.
Next on the list was Guinness World Records 2008, which sold 73,000 over the same time period, according to market analysts Nielsen BookScan.
Philip Stone, charts editor at The Bookseller magazine, commented: “None of the other big releases managed to get near the sales figure for Beedle the Bard. I would be very surprised if it is not Christmas number one, but it's not a dead cert.”