Friday, December 29, 2006

The British postal service is getting ready for the new Harry Potter book

For the July release of the book! This was one of the top eight news stories on Yahoo. I wonder how many more of these stories we will be getting before July. I predict that it will be one of the top news stories of the year.

While the number represents only a fraction of the 80 million items the Royal Mail delivers daily, the security — and secrecy — surrounding the work mean the books have to spend as little time as possible on warehouse floors, complicating their distribution. The 652-page "Half-Blood Prince" weighed in at just under 2.2 pounds, forcing postal workers into vans to avoid overloading their carrier bags.

The movement of the trucks is being coordinated in advance to avoid congestion and local post offices are also considering bringing in extra staff to deal with the overflow of books, Eadie said.


Amazon's British Web site already lists "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" as its No. 1 book, based on advance orders. The title of the final Potter adventure was announced last week.
Read more here.

I bet you're going to sleep more soundly tonight knowing that the Harry Potter book will be delivered promptly in Britain, I know that I will.