Harry Potter author shows off interactive site which will not have new material, but will be only place selling digital downloads of novels

This article titled “Harry Potter next chapter? Wizard website tells and sells all” was written by Alison Flood and Mark Brown, for The Guardian on Thursday 23rd June 2011 18.37 UTC

JK Rowling shocked and thrilled her fans and the publishing industry on Thursday by announcing details of Pottermore – an interactive website which will not only have new material, but will also be the only place selling the Harry Potter novels as digital downloads.

At a press conference in London, the author ruled out writing an eighth Potter novel but said she had written around 18,000 words for the website, with more to come, about the characters, places and objects. “I had more than half of the new material already written or in note form,” she said. “I dug some out of boxes.”

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