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Harry Potter eBooks Available in Japanese at 'Pottermore' PR Newswire LONDON, July 4, 2012 LONDON, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The eBook editions of J.K. Rowling's bestselling Harry Potter stories will be available for the first time in Japanese when the Pottermore Shop (Shop.Pottermore.

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Harry Potter eBooks Available in Japanese at
'Pottermore'
PR Newswire
LONDON, July 4, 2012
LONDON
,
July 4, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
The eBook editions of J.K. Rowling's bestselling Harry Potter stories will be
available for the first time in Japanese when the Pottermore Shop
(Shop.Pottermore.com/ja_JP), the exclusive retailer of Harry Potter eBooks,
launches in Japanese later this summer.
Pottermore, partnered by Sony, also features an exciting, free-to-use online
experience built around the Harry Potter stories and features new content from
J.K. Rowling. A Japanese version of this will be launched at a date still to be
announced.
The Japanese editions of the Harry Potter eBooks will be published in EPUB3
format and can be read on any EPUB3 compatible device or reading service,
with Japanese font enabled. This will allow them to be downloaded for personal
use on a range of devices and platforms, including personal computers,
eReaders, tablets and mobile phones.
Charlie Redmayne, Pottermore CEO, comments:
'J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books have been phenomenally popular in
Japan
and we are delighted now to make the eBook version available in Japanese. We
will also soon be making the free to use Experience available - which will offer
Japanese Harry Potter fans the chance to explore and discover new writing by
J.K. Rowling as well as immerse themselves in some great interactive content
and community activities'
For releases and images, please go to: http://press.pottermore.com/ja
NOTES TO EDITORS
1. The Harry Potter books have constituted the most successful book series of all time. Each
of the seven books has broken sales records, with the series to date having sold
approximately 450 million copies worldwide, been distributed in over 200 territories and
translated into 73 languages, as well as being turned into blockbuster films. It was recently
announced that a Harry Potter theme park would open in
Osaka
in 2014.
2. Pottermore is a free-to-use website partnered by Sony that can be enjoyed alongside the
Harry Potter books. It is the only place to read exclusive new Harry Potter content by J.K.
Rowling, and is also the exclusive home of the Harry Potter eBooks.
3. The seven eBooks of the Harry Potter series will be published in Japanese in EPUB3
format. The price will be available at the time of launch.
4. Each of the eBooks is unabridged and text only, without enhancement. The eBooks are
published in partnership with J.K. Rowling's print publisher in
Japan
, Say-zan-sha
Publications.
5. For help and guidance when purchasing the Harry Potter eBooks, please visit the help
section of shop.pottermore.com in Japanese once available.
6. Payment options in the Pottermore shop include JCB, American Express, Visa and
Mastercard Credit and Debit cards.
7. The eBooks are available for personal use and by both parents, and children under 18
years old. The Pottermore Shop personalises eBooks with a combination of watermarking
techniques to protect copyright.
8. The Pottermore Shop includes an instant Gifting option so that friends and family can send
Harry Potter eBooks as presents at the press of a button.
9. The Pottermore management team is headed by Chief Executive Officer Charlie
Redmayne and Chief Technical Officer Julian Thomas.