Enhanced versions of Harry Potter books released

Macworld Australia Staff
9 October, 2015
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Apple has announced that enhanced editions of all seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series are now available exclusively on the iBooks Store. They can be read on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.

The enhanced books, which cost $11.99 each feature the full original text, interactive animations and elaborate artwork with annotations written by the author, J K Rowling

“I’m thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realised on iBooks for the digital world; the artwork and animations in these enhanced editions bring the stories alive in a delightful new way,” said J.K. Rowling.

“Harry Potter fans are going to love how their favourite stories come to life,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “J.K. Rowling’s legendary series is perfect for enjoying on your iPad or iPhone and we’re thrilled to offer them exclusively on the iBooks Store.”

Until now, the Harry Potter digital books have only been available for readers to purchase through the Pottermore Shop. Starting today, iBooks users can experience the books with all new exclusive custom covers for each title, and typography including the custom Harry Potter typefaces and new section headers and drop caps.

Availability and pricing

Today, the Harry Potter Enhanced Editions are available in English for A$11.99 inc. GST each in 32 countries. Pre-orders also begin today for French, German and Spanish versions, and will be available on 9 November in 18 additional countries.

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