Fri, 14/06/2013 - 09:25
Pottermore is to unveil a new design for the Harry Potter virtual world in the summer as it seeks to broaden both the user base and its publishing business. The company has also now formally launched a separate offshoot CreateMore that has been working with established brands such as the Beano and Guinness World Records over their digital...
Mon, 19/11/2012 - 16:18
The Pottermore Shop has launched a gifting service enabling the delivery of Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks via email on any chosen date.
Shoppers buy the gift via shop.pottermore.com, and can add a personal message, as well as selecting the date on which the e...
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 08:36
E L James Fifty Shades trilogy has out-sold J K Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series on Amazon in the UK, the online retailer has announced.
Although James’ erotica books have only been on sale since March 2012, they have sold over four million copies in print and digital, making James the bestselling author ever on...
Tue, 31/07/2012 - 07:00
Pottermore has made the e-book editions of J K Rowling's Harry Potter series available in Japanese, with a Japanese version of the Pottermore online experience to be launched at a future date to be announced.
The Japanese editions are published in EPUB3 format, and can be read on any compatible device, with Japanese font enabled...
Tue, 22/05/2012 - 12:31
E-books accounted for 9% of Bloomsbury's adult trade sales overall across the 12 months to 29th February 2012, chief executive Nigel Newton has revealed.
Newton said the sales were weighted towards the latter part of the 12-month period.
Bloomsbury's total group digital sales stood at £5.892m, at 6% by value of...
Thu, 17/05/2012 - 11:03
Kobo is to join the ranks of physical and online booksellers licensed by Pottermore to sell Harry Potter e-books.
The Canadian-based global retailer of e-books and e-readers announced this morning (17th May) that all seven of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books are now on sale to Kobo customers through the Pottermore store, which...
Fri, 11/05/2012 - 08:00
Japan is to get its own Harry Potter theme park, and author J K Rowling is "delighted", according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.
Universal Studios Japan, situated in Osaka, is to open an...
Thu, 10/05/2012 - 14:22
The Harry Potter e-books are to be made available to borrow as part of the Kindle Owners' Lending Library in the US, with Amazon.com making what it described as a "significant investment" in purchasing the "exclusive" licence from Pottermore to add the seven titles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish....
Fri, 04/05/2012 - 13:18
The Pottermore e-book store sold £3m-worth of Harry Potter e-books in its first month, the company's chief executive has revealed, while the Pottermore experience, which allows fans to explore the Harry Potter universe online, added five million new users in the two weeks since its own launch on 14th April.
Tue, 24/04/2012 - 12:06
The e-book editions of J K Rowling's Harry Potter series are now available in French, Italian, German and Spanish (Castilian) for the first time, joining the English-language versions on sale exclusively through the Pottermore site.
The Pottermore shop started selling the...