Harry Potter Series Released In E-Book Format

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HARRY POTTER EBOOK RELEASE
British author J.K. Rowling unveiled e-book versions of all seven Harry Potter books on her website on Tuesday. (AP photo) | AP


British author J.K. Rowling unveiled e-book versions of all seven Harry Potter books on her website on Tuesday.

The hugely popularseries for young readers has been released in English as e-books and audio books for the U.K., United States and Canada. Versions in French, Spanish German and Italian will be made available in the coming weeks.

Rowling has long resisted electronic versions of the boy wizard novels, which have sold 450 million copies worldwide, but announced last year that she would sell e-books through her Pottermore site.

The author, who released her last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in 2007, is now writing adult fiction.

The e-books are suitable for most electronic readers, tablets and smartphones. Readers must first sign in through the Pottermore site and then will be connected by links to:

- Sony Reader online (U.S. and Canada).

- Amazon Kindle (available in most countries).

- Barnes & Noble NOOK (US and Canada).

- Google Play (Australia, Canada, U.K. and U.S. ).

The e-books start at $7.99 US, with the full set listed at $57.54.

Rowling’s Pottermore site, which combines elements of a virtual encyclopedia, computer games, social network and online store, is set to open in an expanded version in April.

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