J.K. Rowling has confirmed her Harry Potter saga will be released as ebooks this October as part of her new Pottermore.com website which offers interactive content for fans of the magician.
The ebooks will be sold exclusively through the site and will be available for all ebook readers including iBooks and Kindle. The books will reportedly be DRM-free but carry a digital watermark to help avoid piracy.
The ebook store is being powered by OverDrive which powers online stores for companies such as WH Smith and lending services for libraries.
Rowling is partnering with Sony for the The Pottermore website which will be free to users and will be available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish from launch.
The author said: “I wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years, and to bring the stories to a new digital generation. I hope fans and those new to Harry will have as much fun helping to shape Pottermore as I have.”