A Potter round J.K. Rowling’s sites

It is now possible for the first time to obtain the official Harry Potter books in eBook format.

J.K. Rowling, arguably sensibly, retained the digital rights and has (from yesterday) made the complete seven book collection available via her (still Beta) Pottermore  site in the “Shop” section . The downloads are said to be compatible with most ereaders  (including all Kindles and the main Apple devices running iOS v 4.2 or newer) and she has partnered with the main reading services:

  • Sony Reader online account (US and Canadian based customers only)
  • Amazon Kindle (available in most countries)
  • Barnes & Noble NOOK (US and Canadian based customers only)
  • Google Play (This service is currently available in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States)

In the UK amazon have set up a separate page for the titles in their Kindle store which they announced with a press release yesterday. It’s www.amazon.co.uk/Pottermore

The pricing for the first three books is £4.99 and the subsequent (slightly longer) four £6,99 (the complete collection can be acquired for a discounted {10%} £38.64). This is in English (GB) format with the (US) version being marginally cheaper! The comparable US pricing is we understand $7.99 and $9.99 (which is a reasonable £ exchange rate compared to some devices prices we have come across!)

Talking about devices we are delighted to see that amazon have today announced that the Kindle Touch reader is now available for preorder in the UK with deliveries taking place from 27 April. Two versions basically non 3G and +3G for £109 and £169 respectively. Lots more info and a preorder ability here  Already having a 3G Kindle reader ourselves they come highly recommended. No Kindle Fire UK launch date announcement yet unfortunately!

Back to Potterland!  The Pottermore site announced sometime ago by JK Rowling and only currently available to those who are part of the Beta says it “… will  be open to everyone in early April”.

If you can’t wait, then perhaps, a visit to The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour (London) might be in order – it opens from 31 March and adults (16+) £28 and kids (4-15) £21 will get you in (with the predictable “family” deals) – info and booking from their site.

A sneek preview follows the promo ad (which is a bit loud!) 

We have no affiliate arrangements with Pottermore or Warner Bros. Studios. We have affiliate arrangements with amazon who are one of our promoted links.

Here’s amazon’s video for the Kindle Touch Quick Tour

Or if you prefer the US original here it is!


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