Since its launch, Pottermore has failed to do the obvious and sell Harry Potter ebooks. For crazed Hogwarts fans everywhere, though, the wait is finally over; now you can read about wizards on your Kindle.
Pottermore’s ebook store launched today, offering up English-language version of all the novels. Editions in French, Italian, German and Spanish will feature in a second wave.
The site claims the ebooks work with all dedicated ereaders, tablets and mobile phones. The first three novels — the shortest ones — are priced at $US8 each, while the final four, which are much longer, go for $US10. Or, you can by the entire back catalogue for $US58. If you’re a crazy fan.
All of which is great, if rather insane. There cannot be any other publication or franchise on the planet that could get away with a dedicated system like this to sell just seven books. About childhood wizards. Well done, J.K. [Pottermore via Wall Street Journal]