Harry Potter fans can now enjoy their hero’s adventures in ebook format.
Last year J.K. Rowling confirmed the entire Harry Potter saga would be released as ebooks via her Pottermore.com.
After a longer than expected wait, the books are now on sale and available as ePub and Kindle editions. UK editions are priced at £4.99.
Instead of traditional DRM, books are personalised “with a combination of watermarking techniques that relate to the book, to the purchaser and the purchase time” to help combat piracy.
The store’s FAQ says books can be downloaded “up to eight times, at no additional cost”.
Buyers are advised: “If you want to share your Harry Potter eBook with your own children, that’s absolutely fine with us too, so long as they are under 18. Actually, we’d encourage it! However, once they are over 18, they will need to buy their own copy.”
Last month it was announced eBook distributor Overdrive would serve as the exclusive distribution partner for the range’s library editions.