I do sometimes forget to bow daily in the general direction of England to pay homage to JK Rowling, but that is my fault entirely. What every author owes her as regards to keeping a reading public growing is beyond knowing. To have book sales increase because of movies is a wonder to behold. If young people read today then they will read twenty years from now for they will find that reading can't be beaten.
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According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) net sales revenue report for January, the children’s and young adult categories saw massive growth in January.
The categories saw a nearly 69 percent increase in hardcover sales and almost 62 percent increase in paperback sales compared to the same period last year.
Today Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Pottermore revealed that the beloved Harry Potter series is finally available in digital formats. The individual books sell for $7.99 each–well below the price for the average bestselling eBook.
Follow this link for the Amazon books. Follow this link for the Barnes & Noble books. The books are DRM free, but come with a special digital watermark “that relate to the book, to the purchaser and the purchase time. This allows us to track and respond to possible copyright misuse.” According to Pottermore, the books will be available in English, with French, Italian, German and Spanish coming soon.
Here’s more from the Pottermore site: “We have partnered with the following services to make it easy to send your Harry Potter eBook to your account.