Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Harry Potter eBooks and digital audio books now available!

We’re delighted to announce that the Pottermore Shop, the only place to buy the Harry Potter eBooks and digital audio books, is now open.

For the first time ever, you can download the Harry Potter eBooks and digital audio books and read or listen to them on the device of your choice.

Get ready to discover and explore the stories in a whole new way: shop.pottermore.com

Monday, 19 March 2012

Pottermore art: The Mirror of Erised

‘It was a magnificent mirror, as high as the ceiling, with an ornate gold frame, standing on two clawed feet.
There was an inscription carved around the top: Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi.’

– Chapter Twelve, The Mirror of Erised, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

We love these interpretations of the Mirror of Erised and hope you do, too.

- The Mirror of Erised -

by SunQuest3

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Waiting for Pottermore?

We’re pleased to announce that pottermore.com will be open to everyone in early April 2012.

We know that the extended wait for those wishing to be part of Pottermore has been frustrating, and we’d like to thank you all for your patience so far.

Many of you are interested to know why we extended the original opening date beyond October of last year.

We always knew Pottermore would be incredibly popular, which is why we made the decision to only open to one million Beta users to begin with. We wanted to make sure that we had a really good understanding of how people want to use the site and which bits we’d need to modify before giving more people access.

We gathered some incredibly useful feedback from our Beta users, and it became clear that our original platform wouldn’t be suitable when millions more users came on to the site. So we made a big decision: to move Pottermore to an entirely different platform set up. This ‘invisible’ change has involved a lot of work behind the scenes but it will enable our users to get the best from Pottermore as it grows and develops.

There have definitely been some challenges and the whole Pottermore team has been working really hard to incorporate all the Beta activity and feedback. This means that over the coming weeks and months we’ll be adding exclusive content and many more exciting features (such as sounds) to Pottermore for you to explore, share and discover.

So get ready to join the Pottermore journey – the wait is nearly over.

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