It takes that long to print a book!?!?!?
JK Rowling has completed the sixth Harry Potter book (Harry Potter and the half-blood Prince) this week and the publishers, Scholastic and Bloomsbury, have announced it will be available in July 2005 !?!?!
I have it on good authority that they could have the books out in February. So why the long delay? Article here
Oh and if you are waiting for the next Harry Potter films……
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, based on the fourth book, is due out in theaters on November 18, 2005, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, based on the fifth book, is eyeing a June, 2007 release date.