Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pottermore Shop: HP eBooks!

From Publishers Weekly, 3/27:

As of Tuesday, March 27, all seven Harry Potter novels are now available in electronic form via the Pottermore shop, the exclusive retailer for Harry Potter e-books and digital audio books. A component of the long-delayed Pottermore site, the shop is initially selling U.S. and U.K. English editions, with French, Italian, German and Spanish editions to follow in the coming weeks, and additional languages coming later. OverDrive announced this morning that as of March 29 at 9 a.m. U.S. EDT, the e-books will be made available for checkout. A 10% discount on all the titles has been extended through April 30.

Every e-book purchased may be downloaded for personal use on a range of devices and platforms, including personal computers, e-readers, tablets and mobile phones. Compatible formats include the Nook, Sony’s Reader, Google Play, and Kindle; Kindle users may purchase via a dedicated Pottermore page on Amazon, which will direct them to the shop in order to purchase. Harry Potter e-books are DRM-free, but digitally watermarked in order to identify the purchaser and discourage unauthorized sharing. 

The full Pottermore site has ended beta testing and is expected to launch in early April. The site will showcase new writing by J.K. Rowling and include extensive interactive content.

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