06-23-2011 09:47 AM
So it's official now. Rowling plans to unveil her e-books, but in an interactive way and under her own website. Very interesting, Potter fans. It begs the questions: how many websites like this one will survive when she opens the site in October? I wonder what this will do to Mugglenet, Leaky Cauldron, etc. She will have the ultimate interactive place for the "literary experience".
Chime in with your opinions.
06-23-2011 11:59 PM - edited 06-24-2011 12:12 AM
I'd say it depends on how interactive it is. jkrowling.com is interactive, but there's no way to respond/comment/etc. I don't think she'd want to assume the responsibility of an open board like this.
But the fad is fading. don't know how much longer B&N will keep this going.
How should internet-books be? IMHO they must be as profitable to the
- authors who write them,
- editors who edit them,
- artists who illustrate them,
- typesetters and press men who manufacture them.
- publishers who publish them,
- and booksellers that make them available.etc., as they are now.
There are many jobs in the publishing industry and you just shouldn't pull the rug out from the folks who have made their living providing them.
06-24-2011 10:23 PM
07-08-2011 05:10 PM
I'm wondering if these eBooks will be compatible with the Nook?
"Dobby never meant to kill, Dobby only meant to main--or seriously injure."
Dobby, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--Part1"
07-08-2011 05:24 PM
I'm still confused as to what exactly Pottermore is. Will is be a game as well as a reading experience?
Try to relax. JKR will little bits of information out at times of her choosing to keep people interested. The more confused people are, the more interested they will be.
07-20-2011 12:24 AM
07-22-2011 10:21 AM
I read about the ebooks in Publishers Weekly. It wasn't known if other products will be on the Pottermore site along with the ebooks. They said that the site should have the books available in October.
I didn't know she hadn't had control over the movies.
This is great that the Potter books will be ebooks.
07-28-2011 11:56 PM
The news is totally exciting. Although the website will be interactive its not going to be anything like Facebook or Twitter. The interactive part of it will be more in the sense that we as readers get to be part of the story. We get to be sorted into a house and collect points for our house, and compete for the house cup. We will be able to read all the books online as well as purshase things right from there.
so we get to get sorted into houses?! that is soo cool. I wonder how that's going to work out. and I really love the idea of this website. I, along with other obviously, had been quite a bit confused as to what this website was going to be like. After reading this description of it though, I am even more excited to get onto it.