Thu, 19/09/2013 - 14:28
Sony executive Susan L Jurevics will become the new c.e.o. of Pottermore, taking over from Charlie Redmayne.
Jurevics will start in the role on 1st October, working alongside Julian Thomas, who has been acting c.e.o. since Redmayne left for HarperCollins in...
Tue, 27/08/2013 - 16:18
Harry Potter e-books have been released in a new range of languages through the Pottermore store.
The J K Rowling novels are now available in Danish, Dutch, Polish, European and Brazilian Portuguese, and Swedish.
Previously, the digital versions of the books were available in English (as both UK and US editions), French,...
Fri, 05/07/2013 - 09:34
Pottermore chief executive Charlie Redmayne has "unique skills" equipping him to head HarperCollins UK, according to HarperCollins president and c.e.o. Brian Murray.
Tue, 02/07/2013 - 13:00
Charlie Redmayne has been in the top job at Pottermore for a year now, casting numerous multimedia spells along the way to enchant its 40 million-strong fanbase.
Leaving his role as HarperCollins’ chief digital officer in November 2011 (Redmayne was brought in to spearhead the publisher’s digital transformation), he has...
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...
Wed, 12/06/2013 - 10:04
Sony is expanding the range of augmented reality titles available for the PlayStation 3 with the launch of a new Harry Potter title, The Book of Potions, a BBC tie-in Walking with Dinosaurs, and Diggs Nightcrawler from the animators behind Morris Lessmore Moonbot Studios.
The titles follow last year's...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 06:42
In The Uses of Enchantment, Bruno Bettelheim suggests that parents are better telling, rather than reading, fairytales to their children because in that way the child will better know the parent.
Listening to the stories being told about publishing at the Bologna Book Fair, where they know a thing or two about telling tales...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 07:30
Pottermore has moved into social gaming through a partnership with Sony.
Pottermore at PlayStation Home, Sony's online gaming community for PlayStation 3, will launch in April, giving users the opportunity to explore some of the most well-known Harry Potter locations as an avatar.
The first locations to be launched via...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 09:00
Strong differences have emerged within the trade over the effectiveness of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on e-book files.
The issue came to the fore as divided views were voiced on DRM at this week's FutureBook Conference (3rd December). Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie, who is also president of the...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 14:51
Publishers have "done a lot right" and are standing in a much stronger position in the digital market compared with three years ago, Pottermore c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne told delegates at The Bookseller's FutureBook 2012 Conference in London this morning (3rd December).
In a keynote speech, Redmayne said there had...