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Harry Potter Magic Finally Lands on E-Readers

by Sean P. Aune | March 27, 2012March 27, 2012 2:30 pm PST

Harry Potter Books

The wait is finally over for those who have been waiting for the magical world of Harry Potter to come to their e-readers.

Seeing as the physical copies of the seven books in the Harry Potter series have sold over 450 million copies, it’s a bit hard to believe that there is still anyone out there in the world who needs them. That being said, series creator JK Rowling finally put them up for sale today in the ePub format for use on e-readers.

The first three books are selling for $7.99 each with the remaining four selling for $9.99. You can also receive a 10 percent discount if you purchase the entire series in one go.

Currently the books are only available on Rowling’s Pottermore site that launched last year.  You can head over to shop.pottermore.com to find the books, and once you’ve placed your order you can choose between having them delivered via:

  • 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)

Conspicuously missing is Apple’s iBookstore.  This is due, according to The Wall Street Journal, Apple and Rowling being unable to reach an agreement on the percentage that the company would take of the sale.  For now you would need to use a third-party e-reader app to enjoy the books on an iOS device.  Apple declined to offer comment.

The only sad part is you can’t purchase the U.K. versions of the book if you live in the U.S., so no Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for you.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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