Pottermore to release four Harry Potter non-fiction shorts next month

Pottermore to release four Harry Potter non-fiction shorts next month

Pottermore will release a "series of non-fiction eBook shorts" based on the British Library's Harry Potter exhibition and its companion books next month.

Inspired by the British Library exhibition and its companion books, Harry Potter: A History of Magic (Bloomsbury Children's), Pottermore says the series will feature four bitesize reads, each themed around Hogwarts lessons. 

The series will be accompanied by some new line drawings from London-based artist Rohan Daniel Eason and will feature notes, manuscript pages and c sketches, as previously seen in Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts and Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and Herbology will be released on 27th June. 

Later this summer, Pottermore will publish Harry Potter: A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy and Harry Potter: A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures

The eBooks will launch in English, French, Italian and German initially, and will be available from Pottermore's shop as well as Amazon, Apple and Kobo.

The new series is inspired by the 2017 audiobook of A History of Magic, which featured expanded interviews with the exhibition curators, and was narrated by Natalie Dormer. Pottermore said: "These eBook shorts are a chance to absorb the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic in a more compact form." 

The new stories come as Harry Potter digital business Pottermore and movie studio Warner Bros set up a joint venture to “widen and deepen” how they exploit the franchise online. 

Pottermore was launched in 2012 as an interactive world based around each book in the original series, as well as the e-commerce site for the e-book and audio download versions of the seven books. In 2015 it morphed into an online encyclopaedia and Wizarding World news service, with the e-books and audio downloads made accessible on third-party retailer site for the first time.