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Harry Potter Becoming Electronic

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Author J.K. Rowling is finally thinking about making her Harry Potter series available as e-books.  According to her London-based agent yesterday, “the e-book format is now something that is being actively considered,” by Rowling.  Which means, Potter fans may soon be able to download the popular stories to their Kindles or iPads.  The typical Harry Potter book is 800 pages thick so having them electronically formatted will be much easier (and lighter) for readers to carry them around. 

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Not only is this big for anyone who loves the Harry Potter books (or is just beginning to read them), but for the e-book industry and Rowling’s bank account.  I didn’t know this, but Rowling is the second wealthiest woman (behind Orpah) in the entertainment world.  That’s quite an accomplishment.  She also has been an advocate for NOT allowing her books to enter the electronic world probably because she felt it would hurt her publisher and/or sales. 

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I, personally, have only read the first of the Harry Potter series — “Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone.”  However, if you or your child is an avid Harry Potter fan, you can follow the latest with the  Christian Science Monitor or read more indepth with the Hollywood Reporter.

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