“Harry Potter” Now Available as an Apple iBook

Just two days after the release of Jim Kay’s illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, we have been treated yet again by J.K. Rowling in collaboration with Apple and Pottermore.

From today, all seven Harry Potter novels are available as iBooks from Apple’s iBooks store. Not only is purchasing a digital Harry Potter book now much easier than the prior Pottermore Kindle and Amazon version, but it is also far more extraordinary.

Annotations from Rowling herself have been added to the novels, marked suitably with quill icons. In addition, beautiful illustrations and exciting animations now fill the pages, making it a brand new visual experience altogether. New fonts and customized redesigned covers are also additions that make this release unique.

Rowling states that she is “thrilled” to see the iBooks brought to the audience and has expressed excitement concerning how the artwork and animations have “brought the stories alive in a new way.”

Find out more in the video below:



Each novel currently runs for $9.99 on the iBooks Store and can be purchased from 30 countries, including the US and the UK. Although currently only available in English, languages such as French, German, and Spanish can be pre-ordered from the iBook store. The iBooks will also be available in 18 more countries on November 9.

If you’ve made a purchase for any of the seven iBooks today, let us know what your favorite new addition to the books was in the comments. If not, let us know what you’re most excited to see!