J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore adds ebook gifting and new book

Pottermore, the Harry Potter community site and digital bookstore, now lets users gift ebooks and digital audiobooks to other people. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a collection of stories, is now also available as an ebook for the first time.

“Shoppers buy the gift via shop.pottermore.com, and can add a personal message, as well as selecting the date on which the ebook or audiobook should arrive,” The Bookseller reported.

Separately, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is £3.99 in the U.K. and $5.99 in the U.S. “At least 40 percent of the sale price” of each ebook goes to J.K. Rowling’s children’s charity Lumos, as did the proceeds from the print edition.