Few celebrities have been attacked by the woke mob more often than J.K. Rowling. The outspoken liberal author of the “Harry Potter” series came under fire from the left after she stood up for a woman.
The woman had been fired for supporting the biological definition of gender.
Transgender activists and other progressives have tried to destroy Rowling’s career. She has apologized for offending but has not changed her views on gender. After years of attempts to “cancel” the famed author, readers finally responded last year.
From Daily Wire:
“Harry Potter” book profits continued to soar in 2023 despite numerous attempts to cancel the famed author of the book series J.K. Rowling…
In 2023, Pottermore publishing — a global digital audiobook and eBook publisher of “Harry Potter” books and affiliated Wizarding World titles — experienced a surge in sales, going from approximately $7 million U.S. dollars to more than $11.9 million over the last fiscal year, GB News reported.
Pottermore witnesses surge in profits with pre-tax gains reaching £9.4 million
— The Rowling Library (@rowlinglibrary) January 2, 2024
The sale of Harry Potter audiobooks and ebooks soared last year. Sales went from $7 million to $11.9 million, according to GB News. This is a huge defeat for the woke mob, which has been trying to destroy Rowling’s career and legacy for several years.
This news is particularly worth noting, considering the age of the series. The last Harry Potter book was published in 2007. The last work to come out from the expanded series was in 2019.
This means there wasn’t a new work or project that came out last year to spur sales. This massive boom in sales came from fans buying older books, be they audiobooks or digital book formats.
That is an even more embarrassing defeat for the woke mob. Even after trashing Rowling’s reputation for years, readers are still paying money for books from her… they’ve already read.
Cancel culture has taken major hits in recent years. Several notable actors and comedians have defied attempts to destroy their careers. They continue to produce specials, appear in movies and TV shows, and perform live. It appears the woke mob is rapidly losing influence in show business.
- Harry Potter books saw a massive boost in sales in 2023.
- Sales jumped from $7 million to $11.9 million.
- This comes after years of attempts at canceling J.K. Rowling over her views on gender.
Source: Daily Wire