The complete line of bestselling “Harry Potter” books is now available in eBook format in some of the biggest digital bookstores in existence… minus one: Apple’s iBookstore.
Available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Sony, author J.K. Rowling’s “Pottermore” website unveiled its bookstore feature on Tuesday, with all seven titles now ready for purchase.
So why isn’t Apple involved?
Apparently, Rowling and “Pottermore” are still in talks with Apple. As of this writing, no deal has been made.
According to the WSJ:
The digital books are accessible on dedicated e-readers, tablets, personal computers and mobile phones. The first three Harry Potter titles are priced at $7.99 each, while the remaining four titles, which are longer, cost $9.99 each.
Until a deal is done – assuming that day finally comes – Apple device owners can still access the popular books through other retailer apps, like Amazon’s Kindle app for iOS.