Now, for news that will please all Harry Potter fans out there: Harry Potter will continue to live on with the launch of the Pottermore website. British author J.K. Rowling said that Pottermore will bring “exclusive new writing” and a “unique online experience” to Harry Potter fans around the globe.
Pottermore.com was officially launched over the weekend as a joint effort between author J.K. Rowling and media giant Sony Corp.
“Explore the Harry Potter stories in a whole new way and discover exclusive new writing from J.K. Rowling,” read the text in the website’s landing page. “The first story in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is now ready for you to explore – but that’s just the beginning of the Pottermore journey.”
The website is currently featuring interactive content related to the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone in other areas). Pottermore.com users can make their wat through the website through the four “gateways” that are associated with the different Hogwarts houses. Users can also learn spells, visit locations, meet the characters and creatures and go on adventures.
Pottermore is also home to the Pottermore Shop, where fans can buy Harry Potter ebooks. The Pottermore Shop, which was launched on March 27, has sold $1.5 million worth of ebooks in just three days.