Six Months Translating Harry Potter

The new Harry Potter book sold an astonishing 6.9 million copies in its first 24 hours, smashing the record held by the previous Potter release. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” averaged better than 250,000 sales per hour, more than the vast majority of books sell in a lifetime. But the children in Indonesia have to wait until next year to read the novel in their language.

A staff of Gramedia Pustaka Utama, the publisher of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels in Indonesia stated that the new “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is in the process of translation. It will take more than six months for Listiana Srisanti to translate the novel into Indonesian language from its original English. If you do not want to wait another six months, read the novel in English…

Harry Potter, JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


4 thoughts on “Six Months Translating Harry Potter

  1. I have translated “In the heat of the night” and “The murder of Roger Ackroyd”, for Gramedia in the 80s, a long time ago. In the heat of the night, has received very good review in Kompas. I obtained my sworn translatorship in the 80s. In the near future I have more time to translate novels again. If you need me please contact me. Thank you.

  2. Wow, it is an honour for me to get a comment from a sworn translator. Welcome and do not hesitate to visit us again, Maria..

  3. Can i know exactly,when will the Harry potter and the half blood prince-book 6 in Indonesian translation come out ? this end of the year or early months by next year ? thanks…

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