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JK Rowling sign 'Harry Potter e-books' deal

Google, JK Rowling sign 'Harry Potter e-books' deal
The Economic Times

Google and British author J.K. Rowling have finalized a deal to launch the series of Harry Potter e-books on Google's platform .

'Pottermore and Google are teaming up to integrate Pottermore with a number of Google products and APIs,' Xinhua quoted Google, as saying in a blog post.

'So, when the series of Harry Potter e-books launches on Pottermore.com in early October, these bestsellers will be available in the US via the open Google e-books platform,' it added.

Pottermore is an upcoming website by Rowling, which will sell e-book and audio-book versions of the seven Harry Potter novels, as well as provide over 18,000 words of additional content including background details and settings.

The website will be launched on July 31 for the first one million fans to complete their registration on the website on that day, and on October 1 for everyone else.

Google, however, will not be allowed to sell the Harry Potter e-books or audio-books on its own site.

Google e-books can be read on most devices with a modern browser, through the Google Books apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and on more than 80 e-readers."