The Harry Potter books have now breached the digital frontier. Yahoo! reports that J.K. Rowling has finally decided to make the series available on e-Books. The books are now available for download on the Pottermore website and are compatible with Kindles, iPads, and other e-readers and tablets (click here for a list of compatible devices). The arrival of Harry Potter on e-Book isn’t too surprising since it’s been rumored ever since the announcement of Pottermore in June 2011.
For those unfamiliar with Pottemore, the site was developed with Rowling’s input, and will provide an interactive experience where users will be placed in Hogwarts houses, earn Galleons, learn spells, and more. The site will also offer additional content and background on the books. While the interactive stuff sounds fun, I’m hoping that Pottermore will provide a kind of commentary track for the novels where readers can see pages of rough drafts and notes on characters and settings. The site (which is free) was originally supposed to move out of beta and become open to the public last October, but was delayed due to technical issue. It’s now set to open next month. Just remember: it’s not the worst thing to be placed in Hufflepuff. It’s just close to the worst thing.