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Redmayne made Pottermore c.e.o.

Charlie Redmayne, executive vice-president and chief digital officer at HarperCollins, is to become c.e.o. of Pottermore, J K Rowling's new online reading experience.

He will take up the new role on 7th November.

Pottermore chairman Neil Blair described Redmayne as "a formidable talent in both the digital and publishing spheres", saying that this, combined with Redmayne's "entrepreneurial spirit", made him the ideal appointment for the role.

Redmayne called Pottermore "a hugely exciting project which will take one of the greatest brands in literature into a digital future". The Harry Potter online site has been led through its launch by interim c.e.o. Ron Henwood, but Redmayne's appointment is said to mark "the next phase of the project".

Full registration for the Pottermore site will start at the end of this month, with the series' e-books becoming available in 2012.
 

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I'm alarmed to learn that "full registration for the Pottermore site . . . has been put back to 2012," when the Pottermore site hasn't announced that officially. The Pottermore Insider still says full registration will begin at the end of October 2011.

Is this an official announcement of a change to that policy?

Yes, I agree with Tunnza2. Please check your facts on when registration is going to be opened, because the Pottermore Insider (Official Pottermore blog) is saying that registration is still going to be opened at the end of this month. Only the e-book sales are being pushed back to 2012. So unles this is a new announcement, you are reporting incorrect information.

Hi Tunnza2 and els8!8, thanks for flagging up our error - the story is amended now.

Katie

I'm alarmed to learn that "full registration for the Pottermore site . . . has been put back to 2012," when the Pottermore site hasn't announced that officially. The Pottermore Insider still says full registration will begin at the end of October 2011.

Is this an official announcement of a change to that policy?

Yes, I agree with Tunnza2. Please check your facts on when registration is going to be opened, because the Pottermore Insider (Official Pottermore blog) is saying that registration is still going to be opened at the end of this month. Only the e-book sales are being pushed back to 2012. So unles this is a new announcement, you are reporting incorrect information.

Hi Tunnza2 and els8!8, thanks for flagging up our error - the story is amended now.

Katie