The first Harry Potter book, the Sorcerer’s Stone, was published in October 1998, and was followed by six more books that became a literary phenomena. The series has long been complete in print, and all of the movies have been released as well. Now after all this time, the officially Harry Potter eBooks are now available at Pottermore.com. Pottermore is a new initiative from J.K. Rowling that allows for a digital store for the eBooks, as well as a brand new interactive experience to enjoy the books again.
Pottermore has been in beta for a number of months, but is expected to launch in April. You begin by following the storyline of the first book where you get ready for school, sorted to a house, and perform various tasks of the first school year. Each chapter of the book has a few deluxe works of art to represent the main occurrences on the pages. You can explore each image to find various items to help you advance through the story, and improve your character. It gives you a brand new way to explore the stories, and there’s a much more immersive element over just digital versions of the printed books.
The digital version are available starting today, and they cost $8 each for the first three, and $10 each for the final four books. The new eBooks are in ePub format allowing them to work right in iBooks as well as many other eBook programs and platforms. You simply drag the books into iTunes, and sync your device to start reading Harry Potter on your iPhone or iPad.