New York - The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book.
Scholastic Inc. announced on Wednesday that a "script book" of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be published on 31 July.
The book is a based on the two-part stage collaboration of J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany and arrives just after the play premieres in London on 30 July.
Rowling's Potter web site www.pottermore.com will release an edition.
The first seven Potter books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, according to Scholastic, the series' U.S. publisher.
Rowling also shared the news on her Twitter account revealing the possible cover of the new book:
We’re thrilled to announce a new publishing programme from @jk_rowling #WizardingWorld: https://t.co/ffbBrlH3dz pic.twitter.com/b3Ks88WiZd— Pottermore (@pottermore) February 10, 2016
We’re thrilled to announce a new publishing programme from @jk_rowling #WizardingWorld: https://t.co/ffbBrlH3dz pic.twitter.com/b3Ks88WiZd
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