Despite the popularity of e-books, Harry Potter fans have been relegated to reading stories about their favorite wizard in the good, old-fashioned paper book form. Now, for the first time, the Harry Potter novels can be purchased as e-boks through Pottermore, author J.K. Rowling's virtual world.
The series' seven books are now on sale in the Pottermore Shop in the popular EPUB format, which is compatible with most e-readers, including the Kindle, Nook, Sony's Reader, and Google Play. They are available in English print and audio formats, in their U.S. and U.K. editions. Four other languages will be coming soon, including Spanish, French, Italian and German.
The digital books range in price from $7.99 to $9.99 if purchased individually, or $57.54 for the entire series. Audio versions range in price from $29.99 to $44.99, or $242.94 for the complete series.
Rowling retained the digital rights to her books, and announced the e-book release last June when she launched Pottermore, an "online experience" for die-hard Harry Potter fans that want to completely immerse themselves into the wizarding world. It was opened to a limited number of beta uses starting last fall, and is expected to be fully available to the general public in April.