Written by Jenny Brady on Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Three months before it’s set to hit shelves, J.K. Rowling‘s first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy is already set to break the benchmarks set by her Harry Potter series.

The story involves a town being ripped apart by a parish council election, but the book is on track to rip apart sales records.

Back in 2007, Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows broke the record for the fastest-selling book in history by selling 2.6 million copies on its first day.

A spokesman for the British retailer Waterstones commented, “It is on course to become the most popular yet. Although this is her first novel for adults there are millions out there who enjoyed the Harry Potter series and will want to read this one. So she has a ready-made readership.”

Rowling’s personal wealth has been estimated at £620 million, which is certainly going to drastically skyrocket with the release of The Casual Vacancy on September 27th (write that release date down!).

For more info on the book, you can read the excerpt released by J.K. Rowling back in April.

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