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J.K. Rowling releases new 'Harry Potter' ebooks

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 01:05

J.K. Rowling returns to the world of ''Harry Potter'' with new ebooks. Roselle Chen reports.

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British author J.K. Rowling is delving back into the world of "Harry Potter" for a series of short ebooks with new stories about some of her characters from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Pottermore, the digital publishing and e-commerce world founded by Rowling for fans of the boy wizard, said it would be releasing three short ebooks starting September 6. Called "Pottermore Presents," the series is a collection of Rowling's writing, as well as new stories about the franchise's characters. The ebooks will be available on the website as well as through digital book sellers. The approximately 10,000-words long ebooks are intended for tablets, cellphones and other mobile devices, and as a supplement to the original Harry Potter books, which have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide. They are the latest extension of the Harry Potter franchise, which includes seven books, eight movies, three theme park attractions and the sold-out London stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

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J.K. Rowling releases new 'Harry Potter' ebooks

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 01:05