All seven Harry Potter books will launch as e-books in October at a new web site hosted by author J.K. Rowling. The availability of the hugely popular novels as digital content promises to introduce a new generation to e-reading technology and inspire younger readers to continue as e-book consumers as they grow older.
The new Pottermore web site Rowling is launching in partnership with Sony and the series' publishers "will be a reading experience unlike any other," the author said Thursday. For example, Pottermore is being designed to serve as an online space where Rowling and Potter fans will be able to interact.
"I wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years, and to bring the stories to a new digital generation," Rowling said.
An Interactive Portal
She indicated that Pottermore will be a portal in which Potter fans will be able to share content and interact. It will also "be built by you, the reader," Rowling said in a promotional video. Harry Potter E-Books Will Launch on Author's Web Site - Yahoo! News