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Inside Google Books: Pottermore and Google team up to enable Harry

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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(Cross-posted on the Google Commerce blog)

When JK Rowling’s new website Pottermore opens its doors this Fall, we’ll provide services to help fans make the most of their ebook purchasing experience.

Pottermore and Google are teaming up to integrate Pottermore with a number of Google products and APIs. So when the series of Harry Potter ebooks launches on Pottermore.com in early October, these bestsellers will be available in the U.S. via the open Google eBooks platform. When you buy a Harry Potter ebook from Pottermore, you will be able to choose to keep it in your Google Books library in-the-cloud, as well as on other e-reading platforms.

Google eBooks can be read on most devices with a modern browser, through the Google Books apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and on more than 80 ereaders.

Pottermore will be the exclusive place to buy Harry Potter ebooks and digital audiobooks. You’ll be able to buy ebooks from the Pottermore Shop, push them to your Google Books library and store them alongside your other Google eBooks. Your other Google eBooks may be purchased from any of more than 250 independent booksellers or from Google directly.

Also under this agreement, Google Checkout will be the preferred third party payment platform for all purchases made on Pottermore.com. When you visit the Pottermore Shop, you’ll be able to pay for your purchases using Google Checkout, in addition to using a debit or credit card.

The Pottermore team also plans to use YouTube for global video broadcasts in the future, as they did for JK Rowling’s announcement of Pottermore in June.

Stay tuned for more Pottermore and Google wizardry on the web this summer, leading up to when Pottermore opens.

Harry Potter Halloween Costumes Revealed

Harry Potter Halloween Costumes Revealed
by Isabellina Ceballos on Oct 4, 2011 A full collection of Harry Potter costumes and licensed accessories are available from TotallyCostumes.com so fans can celebrate the November 11th DVD release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2.
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Cheryl Klein Describes Her Role as Continuity Editor for the Harry Potter Books
Scholastic Senior Editor and Continuity Editor for the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" books, Cheryl Klein, has given an interview with The Rusty Key, speaking about her role and experiences in
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Oh No They Didn't!


Potter fan sites from around the globe helped us with the Pottermore name reveal, and now those same fan sites have been kind enough to tell us what their readers most want to know about the Pottermore experience.

While we can’t give everything away (even though we know you’d like us to!), we’d really love to answer some of your questions …

Will Pottermore be available in multiple languages?
Yes. Initially, Pottermore will be available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. We are aiming to introduce more languages in the future – including Japanese and Korean later this year. You’ll be able to keep track of language availability here on the Insider.

Will Pottermore be free?
Yes, access to Pottermore will be completely free; you won’t have to pay anything to use the site. The Pottermore Shop will have items in it that you’ll be able to buy, but choosing to purchase something – or not – won’t affect your progress through the story as the Shop sits outside of the online reading experience.

Can you please explain what you mean by ‘online reading experience’? How much will I, as a Pottermore user, be able to affect the story? After all, hasn’t Harry’s story already been told?
The best way to think of Pottermore is as an interactive, illustrated companion to the books. J.K. Rowling wanted to create a site where her stories could live on and where readers could explore them in a new way. In addition to discovering new material from J.K. Rowling about Harry’s world, you’ll be able to interact with key story Moments (the Sorting Hat sequence, for example) and upload your own comments, thoughts and artwork for all the characters, objects and places that you come across.

So Pottermore isn’t a massively multiplayer online role-playing game like World of Warcraft, or a social network game like Farmville?
No. While there will be some simple games you can play (you’ll be able to brew potions, for example), Pottermore is very much about the books: being able to experience Harry’s story in a new way and discover all the additional information that J.K. Rowling has written.

Isn’t there a House Cup that we compete for by earning points?
Yes, there is. As you progress through the story you’ll also be able to earn house points – and once you get to the end of the first book you can carry on earning points to help your house win the House Cup.

Would you say Pottermore is a social network for fans of Harry Potter?
Not really. Pottermore isn’t trying to compete with sites like Facebook or the Harry Potter forums and fan sites that are already out there. Once you’ve signed up to Pottermore you’ll be able to find and invite your Facebook friends (if you’re over thirteen) and leave comments in your house common room and the Great Hall, but Pottermore isn’t a social networking site where you can share personal information or chat in forums.

I saw the Sony logo at the top of Pottermore.com. What’s Sony’s involvement with the site?
Sony is the primary partner of Pottermore. They have been consulted and involved in the development of the site experience and will offer a range of products and services to Pottermore users.

Is Pottermore the Harry Potter encyclopedia?
J.K. Rowling has written exclusive new material especially for Pottermore giving unique insights, back stories and additional information about the characters, places and objects in the Harry Potter series. For now, Pottermore is the only place you’ll be able to find new information from J.K. Rowling about Harry’s world, and we’ll be releasing this material as each of the seven books appears on the site.

Once I’ve been sorted, will I be able to change houses?
J.K. Rowling has created a series of questions for the Sorting Hat, and how you answer these questions will determine which of the four houses you’ll be in. Once you’ve been sorted, you won’t be able to change; the Sorting Hat’s decision is final!

What formats will the ebooks be available in? Will I be able to read them on my iPad/Sony eReader/Kindle…?
The Pottermore Shop is due to open in October. Our aim is to offer the ebooks in an as many formats as possible. We’ll provide more information closer to the time.

I’ve submitted my email to the Pottermore website – does this mean I’m registered with Pottermore.com?
Not yet. If you’ve submitted your email address to the site, we’ll use it to let you know when site registration is open to everyone. In other words, once you’ve received an email from us, you’ll be able to visit Pottermore.com and complete the registration process.

Remember, to get into Hogwarts you must have magical ability…

What’s going to happen on 31 July?
We don’t want to ruin the surprise but something will be happening on Pottermore.com on 31 July. Come back to the site, or keep an eye on the Pottermore Insider (
http://insider.pottermore.com) and our Pottermore Twitter feed for details.

Is the Pottermore Owl Twitter account official?
No, it’s not – but we kind of wish we’d thought of it!

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'Potter,' 'Pirates' vie for Hollywood Movie Award

'Potter,' 'Pirates' vie for Hollywood Movie Award
HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 7 (UPI) — "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "The Help" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" were nominated for the Hollywood Movie Award. Also in the running for the top fan-voted prize at the 15th annual
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The Demon Pitchfork: Hollywood's lack of original content becomes painful
To prove my point further, these are on the top five ranked movies in Box Office Mojo: Don't get me wrong. I love me some Harry Potter. But it seems that Hollywood's overwhelming desire to make money has overcome their artistic integrity.
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People in the News: Celebrities
Padfoot was the canine form of the Gary Oldman character, Sirius Black. Rescue officials are seeking a new home for the dog but are said to be waiting until the publicity surrounding the Harry Potter movies dies down.
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Pottermore Insider: You ask, we answer

Potter fan sites from around the globe helped us with the Pottermore name reveal, and now those same fan sites have been kind enough to tell us what their readers most want to know about the Pottermore experience.

While we can’t give everything away (even though we know you’d like us to!), we’d really love to answer some of your questions …

Will Pottermore be available in multiple languages?
Yes. Initially, Pottermore will be available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. We are aiming to introduce more languages in the future – including Japanese and Korean later this year. You’ll be able to keep track of language availability here on the Insider.

Will Pottermore be free?
Yes, access to Pottermore will be completely free; you won’t have to pay anything to use the site. The Pottermore Shop will have items in it that you’ll be able to buy, but choosing to purchase something – or not – won’t affect your progress through the story as the Shop sits outside of the online reading experience.

Can you please explain what you mean by ‘online reading experience’? How much will I, as a Pottermore user, be able to affect the story? After all, hasn’t Harry’s story already been told?
The best way to think of Pottermore is as an interactive, illustrated companion to the books. J.K. Rowling wanted to create a site where her stories could live on and where readers could explore them in a new way. In addition to discovering new material from J.K. Rowling about Harry’s world, you’ll be able to interact with key story Moments (the Sorting Hat sequence, for example) and upload your own comments, thoughts and artwork for all the characters, objects and places that you come across.

So Pottermore isn’t a massively multiplayer online role-playing game like World of Warcraft, or a social network game like Farmville?
No. While there will be some simple games you can play (you’ll be able to brew potions, for example), Pottermore is very much about the books: being able to experience Harry’s story in a new way and discover all the additional information that J.K. Rowling has written.

Isn’t there a House Cup that we compete for by earning points?
Yes, there is. As you progress through the story you’ll also be able to earn house points – and once you get to the end of the first book you can carry on earning points to help your house win the House Cup.

Would you say Pottermore is a social network for fans of Harry Potter?
Not really. Pottermore isn’t trying to compete with sites like Facebook or the Harry Potter forums and fan sites that are already out there. Once you’ve signed up to Pottermore you’ll be able to find and invite your Facebook friends (if you’re over thirteen) and leave comments in your house common room and the Great Hall, but Pottermore isn’t a social networking site where you can share personal information or chat in forums.

I saw the Sony logo at the top of Pottermore.com. What’s Sony’s involvement with the site?
Sony is the primary partner of Pottermore. They have been consulted and involved in the development of the site experience and will offer a range of products and services to Pottermore users.

Is Pottermore the Harry Potter encyclopedia?
J.K. Rowling has written exclusive new material especially for Pottermore giving unique insights, back stories and additional information about the characters, places and objects in the Harry Potter series. For now, Pottermore is the only place you’ll be able to find new information from J.K. Rowling about Harry’s world, and we’ll be releasing this material as each of the seven books appears on the site.

Once I’ve been sorted, will I be able to change houses?
J.K. Rowling has created a series of questions for the Sorting Hat, and how you answer these questions will determine which of the four houses you’ll be in. Once you’ve been sorted, you won’t be able to change; the Sorting Hat’s decision is final!

What formats will the ebooks be available in? Will I be able to read them on my iPad/Sony eReader/Kindle…?
The Pottermore Shop is due to open in October. Our aim is to offer the ebooks in an as many formats as possible. We’ll provide more information closer to the time.

I’ve submitted my email to the Pottermore website – does this mean I’m registered with Pottermore.com?
Not yet. If you’ve submitted your email address to the site, we’ll use it to let you know when site registration is open to everyone. In other words, once you’ve received an email from us, you’ll be able to visit Pottermore.com and complete the registration process.

Remember, to get into Hogwarts you must have magical ability…

What’s going to happen on 31 July?
We don’t want to ruin the surprise but something will be happening on Pottermore.com on 31 July. Come back to the site, or keep an eye on the Pottermore Insider (http://insider.pottermore.com) and our Pottermore Twitter feed for details.

Is the Pottermore Owl Twitter account official?
No, it’s not – but we kind of wish we’d thought of it!

Thanks to all the sites that helped us collect the questions for this post: Blog Hogwarts, Clube do Slugue, Harry Potter Xperts, HPANA, The Leaky Cauldron, Mugglenet, Portus, SnitchSeeker, and L’Univers De Harry Potter.

Photo: the Pottermore team’s well-thumbed copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Harry Potter Costumes Make Magic at TotallyCostumes.com


Mancos, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2011

A full collection of Harry Potter costumes and licensed accessories are available from TotallyCostumes.com so fans can celebrate the November 11th DVD release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2. On the same day, Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection will be released in Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. TotallyCostumes.com is stocking Harry Potter costumes so that fans can celebrate in costume at their Harry Potter party events.

The deluxe Harry Potter Costume for kids and adults will include a black ankle length Gryffindor robe with an attached re-lined hood, red accents, front close clasp and a Gryffindor Crest patch on the chest. The embroidered patch is an official Gryffindor coat of arms and the clasp on the front works to keep the magic wizard robe secured. Although the Harry Potter Robe Costume is labeled for Harry, it can also be used for Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger or any Gryffindor student wizard costume. A Gryffindor House Scarf, Gryffindor House Beanie Hat, Gryffindor Tie and Gryffindor Knit Hat & Scarf Kit are a few of the accessories fans can use to enhance their cosplay.

For fans who prefer the House of Slytherin, TotallyCostumes.com offers a range of Slytherin Robe Costumes for kids. The Slytherin Robe Costume features a black ankle length robe with an attached hunter green-lined hood, hunter green accents, working front close clasp and a Slytherin Crest patch over the chest. The Slytherin Robe can be used for any Vincent Crabbe, Gerald Goyle or Draco Malfoy costume. A Slytherin Tie and Slytherin House Beanie Hat are available accessories to help enhance cosplay.

Beyond the classic Harry Potter Robe Costume, fans can find a large variety of other character costumes. The collection includes a Harry Potter Quidditch Costume, Death Eater Costume, Dementor Costume, Voldemort Costume and Hedwig the Owl Costume. Harry Potter costumes for women can even be found with their unofficial styles of Wizard Academy School Girl Costume and Wizard Wanda Costume.

Harry Potter costume accessories make it fun for fans to enhance their cosplay costumes with additional detail or to use as a collectible. The Harry Potter Quidditch Kit is an accessory set complete with goggles, arm guards, shin guards and gloves. A selection of Harry Potter Wands is available in styles for Harry, Hermione and even a deluxe light-up wand with sound. Harry Potter glasses can be purchased alone or in a set with a Harry Potter Wand. There are plenty of Harry Potter Witch Hats that fans will be familiar with such as the Sorting Hat, Professor McGonagall’s Hat, Howarts Student Hat and Hogwarts house knit beanie hats. A Voldemort Mask and costume hands can be found for enhancing the evil wizard’s look. A Dobby mask and costume hands will complete the friendly house elf costume. Consumers can create an even more eerie feel to their Dementor Costume with the dementor costume hands. A selection of Harry Potter cardboard standups are also available at TotallyCostumes.com and makes a great addition to a Harry Potter party event.

About the Company:

TotallyCostumes.com, a leading retailer of costumes and costume accessories for all occasions, makes sure the party never stops! This e-commerce costume retailer believes in carrying a large selection of high quality costumes in all sizes, styles and themes to fulfill any party, costume or event requirement. They have a dynamic team that works together so their customers receive their order quickly. Their friendly customer care team is dedicated to providing their customers with diligent service while their shipping facilities work efficiently in shipping your order out as quickly as possible.

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Jazztel y el misterio de las tres cajas

Jazztel y el misterio de las tres cajas
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