Harry potter

J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore adds ebook gifting and new book

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter community site and digital bookstore Pottermore.com now lets users gift ebooks and digital audiobooks to other people. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a collection of stories, is now also available as an ebook for the first time.

Video: Pottermore CEO on taking Harry Potter digital

When it comes to selling e-books, the Harry Potter franchise is far from conventional: Pottermore has been selling JK Rowling’s Harry Potter e-books without digital rights protection. Why? Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne answers that and more in a paidContent 2012 interview with Laura Hazard Owen.

What book publishers should learn from Harry Potter

Author J.K. Rowling has chosen to do a number of interesting things with the launch of the e-book versions of her Harry Potter series. While not everyone wields as much power as Rowling, there are lessons other book publishers should learn from what she is doing.

Harry Potter and the amazing exploding book industry

With the launch of e-book versions of her Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling has cut both publishers and booksellers such as Amazon out of the picture. Not everyone has that kind of power, but Rowling’s move shows how the world of publishing continues to be disrupted.