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Weekend Roundup: Pottermore on Tablets and Phones, Reviews of the Retina iPad Mini and more

By libertyc
November 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Pottermore Debuts on Tablets and Smartphone Devices (GoodeReader) The Harry Potter interactive website Pottermore is now available on mobile connected devices such as tablet PCs and smartphones. *** Smashwords eDelivery out of Beta, No Longer Supports Kindle (The Digital Reader) For the past 6 [...]

Charlie Redmayne steps down as Pottermore CEO to become HarperCollins CEO

By libertyc
July 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

On paidContent, Laura Hazard Owen reports that Charlie Redmayne has just boarded the Hogwarts Express to take him back to the land of the muggles. He’s stepping down as CEO of Pottermore and taking the CEO helm of HarperCollins. Prior to helping found Pottermore in 2011, Redmayne was EVP and [...]

Ten years after publication, The Time Traveler’s Wife to come to e-books

By libertyc
June 10, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Guardian reports that author Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, is finally giving the go-ahead for an e-book version of her popular 2003 novel to be published through new independent e-book site Zola Books that her agent is starting. She is also writing a [...]

Pottermore's Winning Digital Publishing Strategy

By libertyc
May 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Futurebook is reporting that Pottermore, JK Rowling’s portal for all things Harry Potter, was a big winner at The Bookseller Industry Awards. As author Philip Jones explains, the thrust of the message they are hearing now is that there is no longer such a thing as ‘digital [...]

Pottermore adds e-book gifting, Tales of Beedle the Bard

By libertyc
November 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

Just in time for the holiday season, the Pottermore e-book shop has added gifting options for Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks. The gift e-books or audiobooks can be bought any time from up to six months in advance through the day on which they should be delivered. The books may be downloaded up [...]

Reading in French: An app vs. Kindle showdown!

By libertyc
August 23, 2012 // 2 Comments

The hardware Kindle has come a long way since 1.0. But a frustration I have always had with my book devices has been the relative lack of support for the non-English reader. As a second language learner, I felt the technology had potential it had not yet lived up to. I felt there were opportunities [...]

Pottermore in Japan

By Paul Biba
July 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

 From Shelf Awareness: The Pottermore Shop willlaunch in Japan later this summer, featuring Japanese-language e-book editions of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels published in ePub3 format. A Japanese version of the Pottermore Experience will debut at a date yet to be announced, according [...]

Sony e-reader sells 500,000 units in Europe

By libertyc
May 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

French book news site ActuaLitté reports (in French) that Sony’s PRS T1 149-Euro touchscreen e-reader has sold over 500,000 units in Europe—reportedly not far behind the sales of Amazon’s Kindle. It’s a little tricky to make sense of the Google-translated text, but ActuaLitté seems to [...]

paidContent 2012: Q&A with Charlie Redmayne

By Paul Biba
May 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Moderator, Laura Hazard Owen, Staff Writer, paidContent/GigaOM:   Charlie Redmayne, CEO, Pottermore: Pottermore came about from Rowling and her agent in order to give something back to fans.  Trying to create a digital future for Harry Potter.  First two parts in place.  Very expensive to run [...]

If publishers cannot control e-book retail prices, how should they set their own?

By libertyc
May 18, 2012 // 6 Comments

On the Columbia Journalism Review, Ryan Chittum has a rebuttal to a number of recent posts about e-book production costs and price, including the post by Mathew Ingram that I covered here. Though the article is replete with quotes and counter-arguments, but the central thrust seems to be that [...]

Kobo begins selling Harry Potter e-books through Pottermore

By libertyc
May 17, 2012 // 1 Comment

Kobo has joined Amazon and Barnes & Noble on the Hogwarts Express. The Bookseller reports that Kobo has launched its own Harry Potter e-book store. As with the others, it redirects customers to Pottermore to make the actual purchase, then allows them to link their Kobo and Pottermore accounts [...]

Pottermore CEO discusses Amazon lending deal

By libertyc
May 10, 2012 // 1 Comment

paidContent has talked to Charlie Redmayne, the CEO of Pottermore, about the deal Amazon announced to add the Harry Potter titles to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, the program that lets Prime-subscribing Kindle owners check out one e-book per month for free. Redmayne admits that the deal may [...]

In wake of Pottermore releases, Harry Potter piracy fought by community, Mike Shatzkin reports

By libertyc
April 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

In Mike Shatzkin’s latest essay about publishing, collecting his insights about this year’s London Book Fair, an interesting paragraph leaps out at me. Shatzkin was talking to Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne about the DRM-free release of the Harry Potter books, and reports being startled by [...]

Pottermore opens to the public

By libertyc
April 15, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Bookseller reports that, after a closed beta that lasted a lot longer than originally promised, the Pottermore website based around the Harry Potter books has finally fully opened to the public. The site began taking on new users very early Saturday morning, intentionally opening at a time of [...]

Potter (sells) more: £1 million of e-books sold in 3 days, says CEO Redmayne

By libertyc
April 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Wonder how well the Harry Potter e-books are selling? PaidContent reports that it could have been tricky to figure out, given that the books will not appear on the e-book bestseller lists of any of the e-book stores that are working in conjunction with Pottermore to sell it. However, Pottermore CEO [...]

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