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Pottermore's launch in June 2011: some of the young readers who can now access the site meet JK Rowling. Photograph: Akira Suemori/AP Frustrated Harry Potter fans have finally received the news they have been waiting for: JK Rowling 's much-delayed Pottermore website is set to open to all comers in early April, with ebooks due out around the same time.
Pottermore , l’univers Web destiné à Harry Potter tarde à ouvrir.
Let’s take a moment to bow down at the feet of one JK Rowling, because she truly is a branding genius.
Welcome to the Pottermorewiki.This is a place where Pottermore members can seek help to discover the best Pottermore experience possible. Please add any tips to help those in need! Pottermore is an exciting way to blend your love of the Harry Potter books with new experiences, games, challenges and lots of amazing new content. The graphics are rich and sumptuous and the new content is mind blowing. Harry Potter fans, you are in for a treat!
Harry Potter is like football. I'm talking about the literary, cinematic and merchandising phenomenon, not its focal fictional wizard. He isn't like football. He's like Jennings after being bitten by a radioactive conjuror. But, as with football, reports of Harry Potter-related events, products and personalities are everywhere.
Posted: July 30, 2011 by Salvatore Otoro in Roleplay Review , Roleplay Sims Tags: Harry Potter , Hogwarts , role play , roleplay , Second Life , Second Life fashion , secondlife , virtual , virtual world i 3 Votes Hogwart's - your story A new Harry Potter role play sim is coming to Second Life. As can be seen in the pictures, the build is coming along nicely as you can see in the pictures here and on their Flickr stream.
IT ALL ENDS JULY 15: Seldom has a marketing slogan offered such direct insight into the Hollywood psyche. July 15 was of course the day Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 opened, concluding a decade of Potter movies with, as it turned out, an enormous bang—$481 million in weekend ticket sales worldwide, eclipsing all box-office records and leaving studio executives gasping for adjectives. Clearly the slogan worked. But the end of a $7 billion movie franchise for Warner Bros. was hardly the end for fans. In fact, you could just as well say "It all begins July 31"—because that's the day fans can register for Pottermore, the aptly named participatory Web site that J.K. Rowling announced last month.
In her introductory video for “ Pottermore ,” the recently unveiled web portal for all things Potter, J. K. Rowling promises an enhanced multimedia experience for “the digital generation.”
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6.30.11 | Last week, author J.K. Rowling announced the next chapter in the Harry Potter series—a new website called Pottermore that will sell all seven novels as ebooks this fall. It will be the only place where digital versions of the series will be available.
Now that the dust has settled a little, I would like to take some time today to examine aspects of JK Rowling’s move into self-publishing . As soon as the announcement was made, various people were tying themselves into knots to describe this as anything other than self-publishing. “Although some are likely to see Rowling’s decision to be her own publisher for her e-books as a significant one for the industry at large, Potter is a unique franchise.” That was from Publisher’s Weekly. Aside from the ludicrous suggestion that any writer couldn’t set up a website and sell their own work direct to the public, note they use “decision to be her own publisher” instead of the dreaded words “self-publishing”. Some indies have claimed it’s not self-publishing because there are so many large corporations involved.
23.06.11 | Philip Jones and Charlotte Williams J K Rowling has confirmed that she will release paid-for e-book versions of her incredibly successful Harry Potter books from her new website Pottermore "in partnership with J K Rowling’s publishers worldwide". The news was unveiled via YouTube and at a press conference held today (23rd June). Her UK publisher Bloomsbury will receive a share of the revenues, which put out a Stock Exchange announcement to make clear the revenue was already in its forecasts. The e-books will be released in October, and will be available only on the Pottermore website, but will be compatible across a range of devices, including Amazon's Kindle.
23.06.11 | Graeme Neill and Charlotte Williams Retailers have criticised J K Rowling's decision to sell the Harry Potter e-books directly through the Pottermore website, with Waterstone's saying physical bookshops are "effectively banned" from selling the digital editions. Rowling revealed this morning she would exclusively sell the seven books in the Potter series as e-books from October on her Pottermore site. Her publisher Bloomsbury will get a share of the revenues and the e-books will be available across a range of devices, including the Amazon Kindle. However, retailers reacted strongly to the news. A spokesperson for Waterstone's said: "We always sought to add value for the fans when a new Harry Potter book was released and their launch days have become the stuff of legend at Waterstone's and other booksellers.
J.K. Rowling has created Pottermore, a free to use Web site taking readers right into Hogwarts, as a way of thanking her fans and paying them back for their contributions to the book. Rowling announced the news in a press conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on Thursday. To be launched on July 31, Harry Potter’s birthday, the site gives users access to roam in Harry's world, to uncover back stories and other additional material written by Rowling from notes of hers from the time of first writing the stories as well as those written subsequently. “Find your house by answering random questions posed by the sorting hat” and “choose your own wand from Ollivander’s" are just two of the activities.