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After months of anticipation, the e-book versions of author J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful Harry Potter series are now available thr…

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After months of anticipation, the e-book versions of author J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful Harry Potter series are now available through Rowling’s Pottermore online unit, and as my PaidContent colleague Laura Owen has noted in her post on the launch, Rowling has chosen to do a number of interesting things with her e-books, including releasing them without digital-rights management restrictions. Obviously, the success of the Potter series has given Rowling the ability to effectively dictate terms to just about anyone, even a powerhouse like Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN), but there are still lessons that other book publishers should take from what she is doing.

By Mathew Ingram

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