Flash! J.K. Rowling “opens door” to Harry Potter in e-book

Flash! J.K. Rowling “opens door” to Harry Potter in e-book

I would say this the most requested e-book out there…well, seven of them.  🙂

Harry Potter is particularly appropriate for e-book form.  The books are so physically large that people with debilitating conditions have had them torn into pieces for them.  It is simply too difficult for someone with muscular sclerosis, for example, to hold a book the size of Harry Potter.

I think they are great literature, and it’s very exciting that J.K. Rowling may be ready to let the be published in a format that makes them so much more accessible for so many people.

I think the only group of people likely to be unhappy about this is the pirates…people want to pay money for these.  If this happens, they’ll be able to do that legitimately.

Bookseller.com article

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

2 Responses to “Flash! J.K. Rowling “opens door” to Harry Potter in e-book”

  1. Chris Says:

    I am so glad that Rowling is finally thinking about putting Harry Potter in e-book format. When they become available I will definitely be buying books 4-7 (those are the massive ones). I wonder what got her to change her tune?

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Chris!

      Well, I think there may be three main factors.

      One is that, well, e-books are becoming mainstream. I wrote a piece not too long ago predicting that e-books will catch up to mass market paperbacks this year, in terms of dollars. A few of the other famous hold-outs (Grisham, the Ayn Rand Institute) have made e-book formats available.

      Second, there’s the new Harry Potter theme park…that shows she is willing to have people experience the world in new ways.

      Third, I do think that the issue of easily reaching those with print challenges is an important one, and has probably been raised with her.

      This article was only an indicator, but I do hope it happens.

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