Pottermore opens for beta as news comes that e-books will be available in October

Electronic Potter novels will arrive across all platforms alongside Pottermore
Kerry Butters

August 22, 2011

Harry Potter will be available in e-book form come October, the same time as the new website Pottermore is due to go live.

Rumours last week abounded that the electronic form of the novels would only be available to readers who use the Sony e-reader, but these have since been put to rest by publishers who say that the books will be available over all platforms.

Pottermore is currently unaccessible due to the “overwhelming” interest in the site. A few weeks back, we reported that potential users, desperate to gain an early invite to the site, were paying as much as £100 for dodgy invites on eBay.

The e-books are to be made available on the Pottermore website when it officially launches in the autumn. Registration for the site is expected to open shortly but early tasters, which Potter-lovers could obtain by solving a puzzle on the site’s front page, have now closed.

Beta users are currently awaiting welcome emails from the site as the makers stagger the launch so as not to overwhelm servers. Not to mention enabling them to work on the feedback received as it comes in.

Excited fans who have one of the early invites are asked to be patient as only a small number of people are being allowed access at a time.


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