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Tuesday
Mar272012

Harry Potter eBooks Now Available

Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Harry Potter books are finally available as eBooks.

All seven of J.K. Rowling's popular science fiction novels are now available as digital books and as audio books on the Pottermore website. While they aren’t available directly through Amazon’s Kindle or Sony’s Reader Store, the ePub format is compatible with most e-readers, tablets, and smartphones.

All books are priced at $7.99 (or £4.99), while the audio versions are $29.99.  The books are currently only available in English.

Rowling was one of the last holdouts against digital publishing; she announced last June that the Potter series would be available in October as eBooks. It took longer than she predicted.

Rowling is currently working on an adult novel. She hasn’t revealed much about the new book, including whether it will be available as an eBook.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Feb232012

J.K. Rowling to Write New Book for Adults

Jon Furniss/WireImage(LONDON) -- J.K. Rowling, the author of the much-celebrated and best-selling Harry Potter book series, announced Thursday that she will return to writing, this time for adults.

Rowling, who’s massively popular Potter series has sold roughly 450 million copies worldwide, announced that she has reached an agreement with publisher Little, Brown and Company. The details of the agreement, including the name, release date and plot of the novel, were not announced.

The deal marks a change in publisher for Rowling, who had previously found success working with Bloomsbury in the U.K. and Scholastic in the United States.

“Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world,” Rowling said in a statement released by Little, Brown. “The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.”

Both Scholastic and Bloomsbury noted their relationships with Rowling remained strong and that they would continue to publish her children’s books, including the Potter series.

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