March 27th, 2012, 20:09 PM
Harry Potter E-Books Finally Arrive on J.K. Rowling's Pottermore
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has finally released the long-awaited e-book versions of her endlessly popular series. All seven novels are available for e-readers, tablets, phones and so forth in English, with other language versions set to follow shortly.
The first three books cost $7.99 each, while the last four, which are considerably longer, cost $9.99 a piece. If you want the whole series, the site offers a 10 percent discounted bundle pack. You can also grab the audiobook versions, read by Jim Dale, though those had been available for years through sites like Amazon or Apple's iTunes store.
Pottermore, Rowling's official Harry Potter site, opened in beta last July. When Rowling unveiled Pottermore last June, she made it clear she was reining in e-distribution rights (to the indignation of e-book and audiobook resellers everywhere). Pottermore was due to go live last October, but missed its launch, and the beta was extended through March. The site is finally due to open to the public early next month, but the Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks are available now from the Pottermore Shop section of the site.