Amazon will make all seven Harry Potter e-books available in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. “It’s a commercial deal that makes sense even with a level of cannibalization of sales,” Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne tells paidContent, “but I believe it will actually drive greater sales.”
Amazon’s Kindle home page and a Harry Potter owl promise “wizardry on the way.”
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.
Pottermore is now selling the Harry Potter e-books in French, Italian, German and Spanish, in addition to U.S. and UK English.
The Harry Potter e-books are priced at $7.99 each or $9.99 each. Assuming an average price of $9.13, that means around 164,000 copies were sold in the first three days.
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