Publishing HP-8: The Friday Roundup By Carmen on Jul. 13, 2007 - 9:36 AMComment The WSJ’s Jeff Trachtenberg wonders if it is at all humanly possible to keep a lid on spoilers once HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS is available to one and all as of July 21. Bloomsbury sure hopes and prays no one breaks the embargo and spoils it for everybody. HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX’s Wednesday box office: $44.8 million, a record. B&N has 1.2 pre-orders for DEATHLY HALLOWS. Borders will report their numbers imminently, no doubt. Jean Hannah Edelstein looks forward to the end as it means J.K. Rowling might write something different from now on. A new survey reveals that over half of adults think Harry will survive. None of the questions asked adults whether they think Harry Potter eats beans or looks like George Wendt.