J.K. Rowling’s widely popular Harry Potter series is at-last available electronically.
The author’s own online Pottermore Shop displays all seven titles in ePub format, and prices vary between $8 each and $10 each, per copy. Fans can also purchase the entire series for $57.54.
The ePub files are unprotected and compatible with most iOS devices, Android devices, and any other eReader, tablet, or smartphone that accepts ePub format. In addition, the Harry Potter eBooks are available in Amazon Kindle formats. A full list of compatible devices and reading services is also available on the Pottermore Shop website.
Conspicuously, Rowling did not make the eBooks available through Apple’s iBookstore.
Rowling collaborated with Amazon Kindle (available in most countries), Sony Reader (U.S. and Canada), Barnes & Noble NOOK (U.S. and Canada), and Google Play (U.S., Australia, Canada, the U.K.) to streamline sending Harry Potter eBooks to accounts, which link during the download process.
Until now, Rowling shied away from the eBook world for unspecified reasons. Control, pricing, and revenue presumably attributed to the long delay, because most eBook stores often battle for exclusives with conditions, such as set prices and royalty cuts. These factors would curtail Rowling’s return, so it makes sense for the author to stay ahead of the game and offer a universal option first through her own depository.
Android-users operating a Kindle can get their Harry Potter books now, but they must create an account at the Pottermore Shop to complete the transaction. Find the desired book on Amazon, click the “Buy at Pottermore” link and the Pottermore Shop will open.
The Pottermore Shop also announced French, Italian, German and Spanish editions are coming soon.
This article is cross-posted at 9to5Google.
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