New York: The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book.
Scholastic Inc. announced Wednesday that a "script book" of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be published 31 July. The book is a based on the two-part stage collaboration of JK 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' US publisher.