The stories we love best live in us forever.
– J.K. Rowling
Publication Date: September 27, 2012
Price: $19.99 eBook and $21.00 Hardback
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Attention muggles, Harry Potter is now available to read as an eBook for various readers, smartphones, tablets, mp3 players, and computers!!! You need to purchase your Harry Potter eBooks on the third-party website, www.pottermore.com. Then click the lower right button for eBooks at the Pottermore Shop.
The eBook prices range from $7.99 (earlier books) to $9.99 (later books). The audio book prices range from $29.99 (earlier books) to $44.99 (later books). You can also save %10 by buying all seven books. Here are some questions and answers to hopefully help.
Currently, the books are only available in English, but soon they will be available in more languages.
The Harry Potter eBooks are provided in EPUB format, which is most common for readers. What devices are compatible with the Pottermore Shop eBooks?:
- Sony Reader (PRS—505 & PRS—700)
- Sony Reader WiFi (PRS—T1)
- Sony Tablet S & Sony Tablet P (SGPT1XX & SGPT212)
- Daily Edition (PRS—900BC & PRS 950SC)
- Pocket Edition (PRS—300SC & PRS—350SC)
- Touch Edition (PRS—600BC & PRS 650BC)
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy S
- HTC EVO
- Motorola Droid
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- Asus Transformer
- Asus Iconia Tab
- Motorola Xoom
- Toshiba Thrive
- Other mobile and tablet devices running Android v1.5 or higher (i.e. PanDigital Novel)
- All Amazon Kindle devices and reading apps
- NOOK and NOOKcolor (including Nook first edition, Nook Simple Touch and Nook Color)
- Kobo eReader (including Kobo eReader, eReader wireless and Kobo Touch)
- iPhone running iOS v4.2 or newer
- iPad running iOS v4.2 or newer
- iPod touch running iOS v4.2 or newer
Most eBook–reading devices support the EPUB format. For a comprehensive list, visithttp://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices or check your manufacturer’s guidelines to see if this applies to your device.
How do I download the eBook?:
In order, to buy the Harry Potter eBook you need to set up a Pottermore Shop account. If you were lucky enough to get early access to Pottermore you still need to make a separate Pottermore Shop account. Click on the eBook you wish to purchase and add it to your basket. After it’s in your basket, proceed to the checkout.
How many times can I download each eBook?:
You’re able to download each eBook eight times for your personal use at no additional cost.
I was one of the lucky few who got to experience Pottermore early in October. It will open to everyone next month! Pottermore is an awesome online reading experience. You learn more about the books and become part of the story yourself. Click on the message to hear more about it from J. K. Rowling.
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I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
– J.K. Rowling
Today’s the last day of banned books week, however our freedom to read should be celebrated all year. I was going to end the week with my favorite series and well-known for being challenged, of course I’m referring to the Harry Potter series. Instead, I decided to use a past post about Harry Potter.
Any student found in possession of the magazine ,The Quibbler, will be expelled.
For some reason, every time Hermione caught sight of one of these signs she beamed with pleasure.
‘What exactly are you so happy about?’ Harry asked her.
‘Oh, Harry don’t you see?’ Hermione breathed. ‘If she could have done one thing to make absolutely sure that every single person in this school will read your interview, it was banning it!’
– J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, page 512)
I don’t think this conversation spoils the book if you haven’t read it yet. The basic idea is that the magazine, The Quibbler, provided information that the ministry didn’t want students to know about. Of course, Hermione catches this action right away and understands that students will now learn the truth. By the end of the day, every student read The Quibbler.
What happens when you ban or forbid something? Of course, our curiosity wins and we desire to seek what others don’t want us to learn or comprehend. Individuals crave to know what information and context is so terrible and extreme that some want to influence others from not reading it. So don’t be afraid to read the book, listen to the song, or watch the movie that others find ‘questionable’ or ‘inappropriate’. My personal philosophy is that any book worth banning is a book worth reading.