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Harry Potter Will Be Released In E-Books, Pottermore Continues To Develop

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Jun. 23 2011, Published 6:30 a.m. ET

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By Adam S. Levy - Radar Staff Writer

After years of sticking to paper and ink, Harry Potter is finally going digital.

The popular wizard novels will be available in e-book form this October, author J.K. Rowling announced Thursday in a video uploaded to Pottermore.com, her new website she promises will deliver "an online reading experience unlike any other."

Rowling says she developed Pottermore because she "wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years, and to bring the stories to a new digital generation."

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''I hope fans and those new to Harry will have as much fun helping to shape Pottermore as I have," Rowling said in the video. ''Just as I have contributed to the website, everyone else will be able to join in by submitting their own comments, drawings and other content in a safe and friendly environment.

"Pottermore has been designed as a place to share the stories with your friends as you journey through the site.''

Watch the video on RadarOnline.com

The website will go live and allow access to it’s first million users July 31; it will be open to the masses in October.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, the last film in the $4 billion franchise, hits theaters at midnight, July 15.

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