This just in from MuggleNet.com, the Harry Potter eBooks are getting rolling. According to a radio update on MarketWatch, Pottermore has announced today that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide eBook and digital audiobook distribution agreement with OverDrive, which is a leading global distributor of eBooks and digital audiobooks for over 18,000 public and school libraries worldwide. The eBook series will be available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish to start and will expand to different languages in the near future.
Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne had this to say:
We are keen to support public and school libraries, and OverDrive, as one of the leading suppliers in this market, provides us with a global network that helps us achieve this, as well as encouraging the discovery of these amazing books across the world..
When released, readers will have immediate access to the eBooks on such devices as PCs, MACs, eReaders, Kindle (US Only), Nook, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. Digital audiobooks will be available for borrowing in the MP3 file format on computers, smartphones, and iPods.
As more details and information, especially the release dates, become available we will inform you. Hearing this news has made me extremely happy, what about you? Are you super excited? Do you have an eReader or a smartphone to read the Harry Potter eBooks? If not, then be glad that you can go to a public library to read your favorite stories time and time again.