Apple on Thursday issued a press release announcing that all seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter fantasy series are now available exclusively as iBooks accessible on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac devices.
The books sport interactive animations, exclusive covers, annotations from Rowling, custom Harry Potter typefaces, video and other interactive content.
This marks the first time Harry Potter books are available digitally outside J.K. Rowling’s own Pottermore Shop e-commerce company, developed in partnership with Sony.
“Harry Potter fans are going to love how their favorite stories come to life,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “J.K. Rowling’s legendary series is perfect for enjoying on your iPad or iPhone and we’re thrilled to offer them exclusively on the iBooks Store.”
The books are priced at $9.99 each:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“I’m thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realised on iBooks for the digital world; the artwork and animations in these enhanced editions bring the stories alive in a delightful new way,” said J.K. Rowling.
The Harry Potter Enhanced Editions are available in English for $9.99 each in 32 countries out of the 52 markets where the iBooks Store operates.
Pre-orders also begin today for French, German and Spanish versions, and will be available on November 9 in 18 additional countries.