Harry Potter Ebooks Could Conjure Up Major Money For J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling has been disappointing ebook lovers for years by not letting Harry Potter be released in electronic format, but the UK’s Daily Record suggests that things could be changing soon.

The woman behind the boy wizard hasn’t made any official statements herself about Harry and the gang entering the digital book world, but an attorney with the Christopher Little Agency has said,

“We are continuing with our evaluation of all options relating to Harry Potter ebooks,”

and Rowling’s spokeswoman has echoed the sentiment towards ebooks with,

“The ebook format is now something that is being actively considered.”

Rowling’s new consideration of the ebook format might have something to do with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 coming out soon, and no new books planned for release in the foreseeable future.

Liz Thomson, the editor of book industry website BookBrunch, has said it’s possible that ebooks could bring in an additional £100 million for Rowling, as well as provide the necessary incentive for reluctant readers to finally make the move towards purchasing an ereader.

Have you already made the switch to ebooks? Would the Harry Potter titles be a part of your digital library?

About Marty Shaw

Marty is a freelance writer who enjoys all things related to sci-fi, fantasy, and horror... with a strong interest in super heroes, too (just so they don't feel left out).

One Comment

  1. Steve

    April 5, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I have a nook and do about 1/3 of my reading in electronic format with 2/3 still traditional publishing. Would do more e-reading if there were a “library” of sorts that interfaced with my e-reader.

    Don’t know about buying HP elec format. I already own all the books, but might buy them on e-reader if the price was right. Don’t want to pay an additional $19.99/book, though.

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