J.K. Rowling revealed a bit about Pottermore.com in her video announcement, released yesterday morning. It is not a book, but an “online reading experience unlike any other…which will be built in part by you the reader, based on the books.” It launches in October. In the video on site, J.K. Rowling states “a lucky few can enter early to help shape the experience” launching for the first million users on July 31, 2011, followed by a free site open to all this October.
The author, J.K. Rowling, will be joining in, too, sharing additional information she’s been “hoarding for years” about the world of Harry Potter.
At Pottermore.com the consumer may purchase digital audio and, for the first time, eBooks. Pottermore will be the exclusive site for digital audio and eBooks. All seven Potter novels will be available as audiobooks and e-books in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
Check out Pottermore.com for a colourful introduction to this new and exciting world of wizardry.