Harry Potter e-books now in Japanese

Harry Potter e-books now in Japanese

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. Pottermore partnered with Sony and e-book platform booklista to produce the editions, as well as Rowling's print publisher in Japan, Say-zan-sha Publications.

Pottermore c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne said: "J K Rowling's Harry Potter books have been phenomenally popular in Japan and we are delighted now to make the e-book versions available in Japanese . . . We will soon be making the free to use experience available-which will offer Japanese Harry Potter fans the chance to explore and discover new writing by J K Rowling as well as immerse themselves in some great interactive content and community activities."

This follows the e-book editions already being made available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.