What is Pottermore?

by Emily Roberts on May 4, 2013

When J.K. Rowling hinted at more of ”the boy who lived,” Harry Potter fans held their collective breaths for what would happen next. The result after a long time of anticipation got mixed results. The result of the fans not so patient waiting was what is simply known as…Pottermore. The live blog is a way for fans to move beyond the Harry Potter series by exploring the seven books in an interactive way and reading additional information on the beloved characters of the extremely popular series.

The unveiling of Pottermore received mixed reviews from publishers and fans alike. The article by Adrian Hon for The Telegraph entitled, “Why JK Rowling’s Pottermore will Frighten Struggling Authors-and Remember She Used to be One,” is only one of the articles out there that addresses the decision of the bestselling author to offer the ebooks of the series on the Pottermore website. Publishers, some fans, and even struggling authors are concerned over what this might mean to ebook sales for other authors if the trend catches on.

As far the site itself, reviews have ranged from “boring,” to “amazing” according to just who is doing the reviewing. What are your thoughts on Pottermore, as a fan or an author? We would love to hear them.

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