Pottermore sells nearly $5 million worth of e-books in first month

Harry Potter website Pottermore sold nearly $5 million worth of e-books in its first month — that works out to around 525,000 books — and has nearly 7 million unique users, CEO Charlie Redmayne says. Sales of the Harry Potter print books have increased, too.

What book publishers should learn from Harry Potter

Author J.K. Rowling has chosen to do a number of interesting things with the launch of the e-book versions of her Harry Potter series. While not everyone wields as much power as Rowling, there are lessons other book publishers should learn from what she is doing.