'Harry Potter' e-books are finally official

'Harry Potter' e-books are finally official
J.K. Rowling, the billionaire author behind 'Harry Potter' has confirmed that the global blockbuster series is finally coming in e-book form.

The news comes with the launch of the "Pottermore," the interactive site built around the series.



Says the author (via NYT):

I wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years, and to bring the stories to a new digital generation.


Because Rowling has all digital rights to the series, she has waited years to release the e-books and will now bypass traditional retailers and sell them directly from Pottermore.com. Scholastic will keep its revenue share of the series.

There was no word on pricing, but the books will go on sale in October.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 23 Jun 2011 14:45
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  • 7 comments
  • elbald90

    too late everyone who wanted them has already got them

    23.6.2011 15:05 #1

  • Azuran

    Originally posted by elbald90: too late everyone who wanted them has already got them Oh I'm sure there are enough people in the dark about alternatives to give her another billion.

    23.6.2011 15:09 #2

  • DVDBack23

    Originally posted by Azuran: Originally posted by elbald90: too late everyone who wanted them has already got them Oh I'm sure there are enough people in the dark about alternatives to give her another billion. Easily. And there are TONS of fans who will replace their crappy pirated copies for the real thing when the time comes. never underestimate the power of the Potter.

    23.6.2011 15:23 #3

  • LordRuss

    Not to mention her author's release edition ebook, which is probably what this is about. Like C. Ray Nagin, Rowling is possibly going to give the audience a version of the books "without" the publisher's "creative" input.

    Granted, that's a highly speculative statement, but other works (songs, poems etc.) have resurfaced in the past unfettered by talentless hands seeking their .02 cents so they too felt like they were creative.

    I'm not bitter, I'm just saying some folks need a jalapeno colonic followed by a turpentine cleansing rinse.

    http://onlyinrussellsworld.blogspot.com

    23.6.2011 16:06 #4

  • ST2006

    Originally posted by DVDBack23: Originally posted by Azuran: Originally posted by elbald90: too late everyone who wanted them has already got them Oh I'm sure there are enough people in the dark about alternatives to give her another billion. Easily. And there are TONS of fans who will replace their crappy pirated copies for the real thing when the time comes. never underestimate the power of the Potter. Said everything I need to I just wanted on note these are my thoughts too. I even have the "leaks" (fan-written - people actually spent the time to write their sequels and brand it as leaks so people would read them).

    Even without internet access, as long as you have a scanner and OCR software you're good to go :) If you bought the books originally...

    SmokeThis2006

    23.6.2011 16:43 #5

  • A5J4DX

    cool

    23.6.2011 17:29 #6

  • smiler123

    GB Harry Plopper.

    23.6.2011 17:52 #7

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