JK Rowling finally takes her wizard franchise digital

Harry Potter e-books coming October

Author J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books have famously not been available as e-books, but that will change from October this year.

This morning, Rowling took the wrappers off Pottermore, a new website designed to offer new material about the characters and places in the Potter universe. It will be free to use, and launches in beta on 31 July. She is working with Sony on the site, as well as digital agency TH_NK.

However, it’s the e-books angle that interests ME. In October when the site emerges from beta, it will also launch a Pottermore Shop, which will sell the Harry Potter series as e-books and audiobooks "exclusively" according to the press release.

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