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Is Pottermore going to be just a online shop?

Question by PEPS: Is Pottermore going to be just a online shop?
Is Pottermore going to be a online shop for JK to sell her estimated $ 160+ million ebooks that she retained the right to…..with just a tiny bit of token new content to the cannon just to get the traffic up?

Or is it going to be amazing……? Potterwhore, or give me more!

Best answer:

Answer by Lisa
No, it’s not just going to be a shop. It’s going to be an interactive site. I think that it’s going to like a game where you go through the books and get sorted into a house and everything. You can also add friends and stuff. The details are a little sketchy because the Pottermore people don’t want to reveal too much but here are few preview pics:

http://press.pottermore.com/launch/pottermore_gategryffindor_230611.jpg

http://press.pottermore.com/launch/Pottermore_HogwartsExpress_230611.jpg

http://press.pottermore.com/launch/Pottermore_ChessboardChamber_230611.jpg

http://press.pottermore.com/launch/Pottermore_XmasHogwarts_230611.jpg

What do you think? Answer below!

Q&A: when will the shop be open on pottermore?

Question by : when will the shop be open on pottermore?
On the left hand side there is a little lock symbol on Pottermore near where it has Diagon Alley and I’ve heard that it will be the link to the shop. I’m just wondering if anyone knows when it will be open?

Best answer:

Answer by Narcissa
According to the official blog, the Pottermore Shop is scheduled to open sometime in the first half of 2012. No specific date has been set, but it should be open before the end of June. :)

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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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.

Daniel Radcliffe In New Horror Movie Called The Woman In Black

Here’s another ‘what’s next’ for Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe. Stay tuned. Hi everyone! Straight from our headquarters, I’m Dana Ward for ClevverTV. It just got revealed that Daniel Radcliffe will star in the horror film, The Woman in Black. Yikes, it already sounds creepy… and that’s before you find out that the freakish scenes all will be in 3D. Radcliffe is set to play a young attorney who must to set-up shop solo in an old and isolated home, as described in the 1983 novel by Susan Hill. He realizes that the town is tormented and forced to stay put by a ghostly woman with an eye for revenge. Do you think that this will be a role easily portrayed by Daniel because of his work with wizards and such in the Harry Potter franchise? And how do you think fans will react to an obviously more mature role for DR as a lawyer? Let us know by tweeting us @ClevverTV. Dana Ward here, thanks for watching the show, bye!

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Hogwart’s Express Arrives in Florida as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens to public

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In a small number of years Miss Rowling’s books have gained such notoriety and the words ‘Harry Potter’ such commonplace that it is hard to imagine a childhood that wasn’t fully immersed or desperately avoiding Hogwarts. Now along with the books, films, merchandise, confectionery and so on, there is also the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park to eek wallets from parents’ pockets. Six years in the making, and 0m in cost, the theme park is open to the public now, as part of Universal’s ever extending theme park empire in Orlando, Florida.

At the entrance to the park, part of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, visitors are welcomed in by Hogwarts Express steam train, feeling as if blending into the movies, as the attention to detail is such that it feels as if the scenes are beginning to play around you. The only regard in which visitors will struggle to suspend their disbelief is in imagining these sun lit twisted chimneys, snow covered roofs and Olde Shoppes are in gray old England, rather than a glowing Florida.

On the right here is Zonko’s joke shop which sells sneakoscopes and extendable ears, don’t worry if these means nothing to you, it will to your kids. Then there is Honeydukes sweet emporium, for all the foul sounding candy from the films, thankfully they don’t seem quite as horrible here. The park tries to keep it as ‘real Potter’ as possible in regards to its wares, perhaps one of the very few places in this part of the world where you can pick up a Cornish Pasty or Scotch Egg, rather than Burger and Fries. It is a strange form of exoticism to find such things on sale here.

Yet if you know the Potter films at all you will know that the whimsy only lasts the first half of the story, the part where they return for the new term, where everything is fine, villains defeated in jolly wizard-world. Those parts suit the outdoor Florida sun wonderfully. Yet going indoors the stories’ latter acts await, the part where the meanies return, the darker side of Potter.

Within the Towers of the Hogwarts building there is the main attraction, the Forbidden Journey ride. Having made it through the spiraling corridors of the building, you find yourself in the Room of requirements, where a moving image of Hermoine casts a spell on you before being whisked through the darkness and in to this CGI ride.

The passengers sit on the “magic bench”, which for four minutes twists, drops and turns in time with the images projected around it. You ride as if in a Quidditch match gone wrong, twisted branches come crashing in and you are in the forbidden forest full of beasties and other nasties. You flow with Harry and Ron past the fearsome dementors, serpents come at you from the mist, and giant spiders spit water at you. When it’s over you find yourself returning to the grand Hogwarts hall where the school cheers for you and your fellow adventurers.

Most of the young riders have come from the ride with a dizzy exhilaration, aching to go straight back on it, yet with the queue time expecting to stretch in to the hours this seems unlikely. “We shot the footage for Forbidden Zone 2 years ago… and it’s a ride like no other” says Tom Felton (the film’s Draco Malfoy), “It combines amazing new technology with 3D imagery, with life size stuff coming out at you.”

Yet the interactive tour of Hogwarts attempts to curtail the boredom of queuing, with those familiar chatty portraits, a visit to Dumbledore’s office and a masterclass in Defense of the Black Arts with the characters from the book. While predicted attendance figures remain elusive, the best advice seems to be expect to wait.

JK Rowling, who attended the park’s opening is said to have been heavily involved in the process of creating the theme park, consulted at every corner, so we are to believe. Also involved are members of the film’s creative team including production designer, Stewart Craig, and supervising director, Alan Gilmore, who are said to have taken some of their work in the theme park over in to the films.

There are two more rides in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, one being the family friendly Hippogriff mini roller coaster, while exasperated teenagers will find the Dragon Challenge high speed-double roller coaster a welcome addition to the park. Though they may find the park on the whole lacking in appeal for them.

Potter and friends seem to squeeze the pennies out of you at every corner, with the Park seeming sometimes rather like an interactive mall. Each shop from the film finds a slot down these paths. You can buy a wand from Ollivander’s as in the first film, they’ll even let the wand ‘choose you’ as in the film, though it does so for . Then every other item of memorabilia from the film’s mise en scen is available in these stores, robes, scarves, golden snitches, so forth. It seems young Potter’s greatest spell is the money making one.

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Pottermore teams up with Google Books | Hogwarts Radio

Back in July 20, 2011, Google Books announced that they are teaming up with Pottermore to help distribute Harry Potter ebooks purchased on Pottermore.com.

On the Google Books blog:

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.

Thanks to MuggleNet for the tip!

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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 eBooksplatform. 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.

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Pottermore And Google Join Forces To Sell Potter Ebooks

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One giant joins forces with another one….  Harry Potter and Google Books:

In a press release, Google Books announced  that they will be joining forces with JK Rowling’s shortly to open Harry Potter website (Pottermore).

This wont simply mean you can buy your Harry Potter ebooks from Google Books, but as they explain it, it is a much more complex relationship, I can do no better than to quote from their press release in which they describe the relationship rather clearly, as follows:-

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.

So, now you know.  

This whole Pottermore thing is becoming more interesting every day as it is much more than simply a hugely successful author taking over complete control of her work, rather than letting her publishers look after it all for her, but is perhaps the first step in opening up the ebook world to make it actually equivalent to the paper book world in many important ways.  If this site succeeds, and I see no reason for it to fail given the immense popularity of the whole Potter saga and the equal success of the film series of the books, then I hope we will see more and more ebooks being released without DRM protection, and in all the appropriate formats to enable people to buy and read them no matter what ereader they happen to own.

I assume that publishers of ebooks will be watching this experiment with hawkish eyes, and will draw their own conclusions from the experiment, and its hoped for success, and perhaps realise they have been heading rapidly down the wrong road since ereaders became so normal….

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What do you think about this link up between Google and Rowling?   Do you feel it will have any effect on the entire ebook world…. or not?












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