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Harry Potter eBooks to Be Distributed to Public and School Libraries Through OverDrive

Press Release – “Pottermore, the online experience and home of the Harry Potter eBooks created by J.K. Rowling and partnered by Sony, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide eBook and digital audiobook distribution agreement with OverDrive for public and school libraries. Under the terms of the agreement, OverDrive, a leading global distributor of eBooks and digital audiobooks, will manage hosting and digital fulfillment for libraries for the Harry Potter collection of eBooks and digital audiobooks in English and more than 20 other languages to OverDrive’s growing network of over 18,000 public and school libraries worldwide.”

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Shunning Amazon, Harry Potter eBooks get Google Books intergration

ZDNet – “J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore effort has a new parter: Google Books. Google has announced that it will be working with Rowling and Pottermore to bring the Harry Potter eBooks to consumers via the open Google Books platform. Once the books are purchased via Pottermore, customers will be able to store them on Google Books or transfer them to compatible devices running the Google Books app. (In case you had forgotten, Pottermore will have exclusive selling privileges to the eBooks.)”

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Harry Potter plagiarism case dismissed in UK

Reuters – “A lawsuit which accused J.K. Rowling of copying the work of another children’s book author when writing “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” has been dropped in Britain after the claimant failed to come up with the cash ordered by a judge as security. The estate of late author Adrian Jacobs said that the plot for the Potter novel, the fourth of seven boy wizard stories that have sold more than 400 millions copies, borrowed parts of his book “Willy the Wizard.””

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A spell that has held – through 7 books and 8 films

Boston Globe – “They gathered at the AMC Boston Common multiplex hours early, hundreds of Harry Potter fans, some dressed like Hogwarts students in black cloaks and rep ties, others in peaked wizard caps and woolly beards. Besides an abiding love for the J.K. Rowling book series that has enchanted their generation, the churning throng of fans had another thing in common: precious tickets to the sold-out midnight premiere of the final movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.’’

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‘Harry Potter’ money machine to live on

Arizona Republic – “The release of the eighth and final installment in the “Harry Potter” film series on Thursday marks the beginning of the end of one of the most successful movie franchises. But metro Phoenix businesses expect to profit from the multibillion-dollar Potter merchandising machine far beyond the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” The ubiquitous Potter novels by J.K. Rowling have earned $1.17 billion for Scholastic, the books’ U.S. publisher, and spawned the Warner Bros.’ film franchise, which has already grossed $6.4 billion worldwide, according to Scholastic and Box Office Mojo.”

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