Harry Potter series now available as ebooks

If you've been wanting to read the Harry Potter novels on a Kindle or mobile device, then so far you've been out of luck. J. K. Rowling last year that ebooks of the Potter series would be available via Pottermore, promising an October launch for the service. While it didn't make that date, it has officially launched today.

All the Harry Potter books are now available to purchase for Kindle, Nook, Google Play, and Sony ereaders at Pottermore.com. The first three books are priced at $7.99 each, while the other four will cost $9.99 each. Once purchased, you'll be able to download the book in any format up to eight times.

Right now the books are only available to read in English, although German, French, Italian, and Spanish versions have been promised. Enhanced versions of the books will also make an appearance in the future.

When the Pottermore website is opened up to everyone in early April, it will feature interactive elements, such as moving through each chapter and collecting items found in the novels. Users will also be able to duel each other and brew potions with ingredients purchased from Diagon Alley. It's an interesting experiment, and one that Amazon and Apple will surely be keeping a close eye on. Amazon's content right now only offers a static experience, while Apple have promoted some of their textbooks as having interactive elements.

[via Engadget]