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Students and library patrons across the globe will soon have a new and convenient way to read the beloved Harry Potter series.
OverDrive Inc. has reached an agreement with author J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore site to make e-book downloads of the seven part series available to more than 18,000 schools and libraries, in more than 20 languages. A release date has yet to be determined, the AP reports.
Rowling initially fought against the increasingly popular electronic format, but announced last year that Harry Potter e-books would be made available through her much-hyped Pottermore website. Due to construction delays with the site, the launch has been postponed indefinitely.
The Harry Potter book series has sold more than 400 million paper copies worldwide and spawned the wildly successful film adaptation. The eight film series, which premiered its final installment in November, has raked in more than $7 billion at the box office.
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