Monday, April 2, 2012

Harry Potter and the Third Party E-Book Store on the Edge of Beta Testing Limbo

Cases of the seventh Harry Potter book wait to be sold at the Harry Potter release event, held by the Sheppard Air Force Base library

Though J.K. Rowling's Pottermore site seems to be lingering in beta testing limbo, one aspect is up and running for the general public, the ebook shop. You can now get all of the Harry Potter books for your Kindle at the Pottermore Shop. Sure, you can go to Amazon, but it will only send you to the "third party site" Pottermore. They cost $7.99 each. It will be interesting to see how well they sell.

Having the whole collection on your Kindle would be easier to travel with than packing the books. Plus, you could highlight and make notes in the Kindle version without writing in your books, and do searches for particular words so you can locate favorite passages.

Pottermore, in case you didn't know, is the website that virtually takes you through each book. You get to be sorted, make potions, and such. I gather at the moment the beta people get to experience Book One. The rest of us were meant to join in months ago, but there's been some sort of hold up. I've listened to the Mugglecast podcast, and they're not overly impressed with the Pottercast experience. Too bad. Well, perhaps it's meant for a younger audience. Maybe when it's open for the public (hint-hint) I'll let my kids try it out. So sorry if I wasn't going to get up at 2am and answer riddles in order to have the chance of getting on during the beta testing period. ;)


2 comments:

Joylene said...

It just occurred to me that my grandchildren get to experience the magic of Harry Potter. The books or ebooks will be around for generations, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing this important message, Amanda. It'll save time.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

You're welcome, Joylene. :) And with Harry Potter World in Florida and the one that's going to be open in California, I guess the popularity is going strong. :)

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