Wednesday, June 29

Pottermore: more of what exactly?

By now you've probably heard about Pottermore, JK Rowling's latest project. It was shrouded in mystery and steeped in anticipation and now that we know what it is, we still don't really know what it is.

According to the site: "Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books."

According to JK herself:

But what does all the mean? Here's what we know:
-The site goes public in the fall, for now you can submit your e-mail address and wait
-UNLESS you get selected to be in the preview stage this summer
-Pottermore will have the only way to get official digital e-books and audio books of Harry Potter
-The books will release one at a time, will gaps between them
-Some content will be user generated, hopefully more stuff like the awesome curling paper in the above video
-Rowling will use the site to share more secrets of Harry Potter, like Dumbledore being gay, etc.

I submitted my e-mail address. You probably should too. And if anyone gets in the site this summer, TELL US!

There's also a twitter account that is spewing updates. Apparently the first three chapters are going into preview tomorrow. And on July 31st, aka Harry's birthday, they're will be an opportunity to win early access.

Also JK Rowling is the most powerful person in the world that she can get people jazzed up about three chapters from a book that came out 14 years ago.

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1 comment:

  1. i was meaning to post on this, thanks for doing it up.

    the paper/page animation in that video is gorgeous. makes sense rowling would want a single online destination to interact with fans and sell audiobooks/ebooks. i think initially people thought this would be a gaming site, and though now we know its much more, i think there will be some kind of game to unlock secrets kind of deal that gets potter fans interacting on pottermore.

    no matter what comes of it, im pumped jk is moving her genius brain into the interactive web space. plus I WANT SECRETS!