The eBook editions of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter stories are available now for the first time in French, Italian, German and Spanish (Castilian). The seven eBooks in the series are on sale in these languages at Pottermore, the free-to-use website and exclusive retailer of Harry Potter eBooks and digital audiobooks, which is partnered by Sony.
The Pottermore Shop opened in the English language on 27 March 2012, selling over £1m worth of English Harry Potter eBooks in the first 3 days, to customers in over 100 countries worldwide.
Reflecting the truly global appeal of Harry Potter, the addition of these four languages to the Shop means that French, Italian, German and Spanish speaking fans around the world can purchase the Harry Potter eBooks wherever they may be – from Argentina to Quebec and beyond.
Making the titles accessible to the widest range of international readers, the eBooks are compatible with all leading reading devices and platforms, including integrations with Sony’s Reader, Google Play, Amazon Kindle and NOOK® by Barnes & Noble. Ensuring that the stories can be read at any time and anywhere, every eBook purchased can be downloaded for personal use on a range of devices and platforms, including personal computers, eReaders, tablets and mobile phones. The result is a pioneering initiative for consumers: one retail source supporting multiple platforms and devices.
As well as being the exclusive home of the Harry Potter eBooks, Pottermore.com is an exciting online experience built around the stories, which opened to everyone in multiple languages on 14 April after a closed Beta stage. The experience is free to use and offers fans the chance to explore and discover exclusive new writing by J.K. Rowling as well as immerse themselves in other interactive content and community activities.
Pottermore CEO, Charlie Redmayne comments: “We are proud to be opening the Pottermore shop in French, Italian, German and Spanish so soon after the English version went live. This is the next phase in our plan to make the Harry Potter eBooks and digital audio books available in every language, on every platform and for every device.”