May 21, 2022

Let’s Hear it For Harry! Pottermore Now Opening Up to Everyone

O.K. Harry Potter fans, Pottermore is opening to everyone. You’ll need to register and then confirm you’re email address. After that plan to wait (what we’re doing at them moment) to be given full access to the site. From the Pottermore Insider: Over the coming days, we’ll be inviting new users onto We’re expecting […]

J.K. Rowling's Pottermore Website Starts Selling Harry Potter E-Books

From the WSJ: The bookstore feature of J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website went live Tuesday, enabling English-language readers to buy the digital editions of all seven Harry Potter novels—and the audiobook editions—from anywhere in the world. Editions in French, Italian, German and Spanish will be the next wave. The digital books are accessible on dedicated e-readers, […]

Pottermore Set to Launch (For Everyone) in Early April, Moving to a New Platform Caused Delays

From the Pottermore Insider (Official Blog): We’re pleased to announce that will be open to everyone in early April 2012. We know that the extended wait for those wishing to be part of Pottermore has been frustrating, and we’d like to thank you all for your patience so far. Many of you are interested […]

Where's Pottermore? "Fans’ Fury Spells Bad News for JK Rowling"

From The Scotsman: Irate JK Rowling fans have taken to the internet to complain because Pottermore, the high-profile online interactive version of the Edinburgh-based writer’s books about the boy wizard, has been beset by delays. The site, which was launched by Sony in partnership with the multi-millionaire author, was due to open to the public […]

OverDrive Announces Exclusive Deal to Distribute Harry Potter eBooks to Public and School Libraries

From an OverDrive Announcement: Pottermore, home of the Harry Potter eBooks created by J.K. Rowling and partnered by Sony, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide eBook and digital audiobook distribution agreement with OverDrive for public and school libraries.  Under the terms of the agreement, OverDrive will manage hosting and digital fulfillment for libraries for the Harry Potter collection of eBooks and digital audiobooks […]

"Pottermore e-book launch pushed back to 2012"

From The Bookseller: Harry Potter fans will have to wait until the first half of 2012 for the series’ e-books as the opening of the Pottermore shop postponed from its planned October launch. In a posting on the site’s blog, it said: “As our first priority is to get as many people onto the site […]

Hello Harry! 1 Million Users Now Able To Preview, The Guardian Offers a First Look

From The Guardian: From flying letters to a 4,500 word-discourse on wand woods, early access to JK Rowling’s move into the digital arena, Pottermore, reveals a richly-imagined, elaborately realised behind-the-scenes peek into the world of Harry Potter. Pottermore does not open to wider use until October, but has already been inundated by Harry Potter fans. […]

OverDrive's Direct Involvement With Today's JK Rowling/Harry Potter News

It’s likely that you’ve read, seen and/or discussed today’s JK Rowling/Harry Potter news by this hour. If not, you can take a look here, here (video of announcement and news conference) and here. In a nutshell, Rowling’s new Pottermore web site (launches July 31st) will be home to, “new material about Harry Potter characters, places, […]