March 27, 2012 | 9:32 a.m.

‘Harry Potter’ e-books: J.K. Rowling series finally goes digital

This post has been corrected, as detailed below. Would-be wizards can now purchase the “Harry Potter” novels as e-books through Pottermore, author J.K. Rowling’s virtual world for magic-loving Muggles. All seven books in the series are now on sale in the Pottermore Shop, marking the first time the “Harry Potter” series — which shattered book sales records and spawned the most successful movie franchise of all time — is available in digital format. The books are available in English print and audio formats, in their U.S. and U.K. editions, with four other languages on the way, including Spanish, French, Italian and German. They are being released in the popular EPUB format, which is compatible with most e-readers, including Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Sony’s Reader and devices using Google Play. The digital books range from $7.99 to $9.99 individually […]
June 23, 2011 | 6:14 a.m.

Pottermore: J.K. Rowling announces ‘online experience’ for Harry Potter fans

Magically minded muggles will be able to experience the “Harry Potter” wizarding world through a new “online reading experience” called “Pottermore,” author J.K. Rowling said Thursday. The Pottermore website will allow users to journey through the story lines of the books, starting with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in October, according to a statement from Rowling’s media team. “It’s the same story with a few crucial additions, the most important of which is you,” Rowling said in her YouTube announcement. “Just as the experience of reading requires that the imaginations of the author and the reader work together to create the story, so Pottermore will be built, in part, by you, the reader. The digital generation will be able to enjoy a safe, unique online reading experience built around the ‘Harry Potter’ books. Pottermore will be the place where fans of any age […]
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