March 27, 2012
After a five month delay, Harry Potter e-books are now available for the digitally inclined, five years after the final Potter book was originally released in hardback. Beginning today, all seven books in J.K. Rowling’s popular series are available via e-readers, tablets, personal computers and mobile phones, according to The Wall Street Journal. Last June, it was reported that Rowling would finally publish her books via a new website, Pottermore.com. At the time, the e-books were supposed to arrive in October. However, more time was needed to ensure the site could handle the expected volume of orders.
To Read On iPhone/iPadStill, in a snub at Apple, the books aren’t available directly through iBooks or through the iTunes Store. Instead, iDevice owners will need to purchase the books through Pottermore in ePub format and then sync them to iBooks for use on the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. Once your e-book is downloaded, select File-Add to Library within iTunes. Select your e-book from the location where it was downloaded. From there, sync iTunes with your iDevice. Your e-book should now be available through the iBooks app.
Through Other Devices, AppsDigital editions, however, may be downloaded directly to the Sony reader, Kindle, the Nook and Google Play from the Pottermore site. To do so, during the payment process, you will be asked which e-readers you currently use. These purchases are then automatically downloaded to the aforementioned devices, or apps. For example, once your Amazon or Barnes & Noble account is tied directly to your Pottermore account, the books are automatically downloaded to the Kindle or Nook app, respectively. http://shop.pottermore.com/.
NOOK by Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble