Sony and Pottermore to Launch Special eReader with “Harry Potter” Book Extra


Aug 31, 2011

Posted by EdwardTLC

In a report released by PCWorld today, Sony’s updated eReader lineup will feature a special model eReader which includes a “free download voucher for the first Harry Potter ebook title, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” The article, available to read here, goes through the latest line up of Sony eReaders which will include the PRS-T1HBC model, packaged with the free download voucher. Additional information about the pairing and release have not yet been released, with PC World noting “Sony hasn’t indicated whether the T1HBC would carry premium pricing, nor has it said where that model will be sold.”
As readers will recall, earlier this month Leaky first heard rumblings of a rumor of a special Pottermore-bundled eReader set for release this November. We have not heard further news on this, but will update you when we know more.

33 Responses to Sony and Pottermore to Launch Special eReader with “Harry Potter” Book Extra

Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: first comment :) sounds coolio !Avatar says: Sounds awesome!Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: I actually prefer print books, but it sounds really cool :DDAvatar Imagesparkle9 says: I like print books better too, but if you're a big reader who is traveling ebooks REALLY help :)Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: If people keep reading HP I don't care if it's on paper or ereader.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I hope a version eventually comes out for my Kindle...Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: Although I want to get the HP books on my Kindle, I will not be purchasing another type of ereader just to get them.Avatar Imagejyassa says: i prefer printed books but this isint too bad too bad it isint on kobo because im canadian not americanAvatar Imagerainbowapplefizz says: I'm hoping they will be available for other e-readers and tablets. I was under the impression they would be when Pottermore was announced but who knows now?Avatar ImageBell Dema says: A voucher for the download of the first book? Does anyone else think this is a little lame? I thought all seven books would be included in the Pottermore special ereader... It's not like I could afford them from my little corner of the world, anyway, but to just include a voucher for the first one sounds more like they're trying to attract new people than sell stuff to fans. I'd rather they sell stuff to fans.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: I prefer printed books too...but you gotta love a gadget that allows you to have a whole library available to you at your fingertips! Makes a wonderful travel tool.Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: You will be able to buy all the HP books as e-books on Pottermore starting in October. You can put it on any e-reader... I can't wait to download them onto my Nook in October. JK says all of this in her intro on the website. YayAvatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I need one of those then, I LOVE the books, don't get me wrong, but carrying it around is quite a hassle! I'm quite excited to also read it on one of them, even though it'll be the same words and everything, I'm just excited to try everything new with Harry Potter! :D xD lOl.Avatar Image7Pirates says: i hate it how with the paperback books you read them a few times and they get ripped and torn so i'm glad they will be avaliable as ebooksAvatar Imagerettophantom says: They aren't very clear, will the device itself be Harry Potter branded aswell? Like have a cool Potterific design on it? My already owned kindle, and lack of disposable income say I can't buy it either way, but it would be nice to know what I'm going to miss out on. A machine that coats every book with Harry Potter? Sounds good to me.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: It cool if you are travelling you don't have to carry lot's of books with you.Avatar Imagemencia says: I love print books so I'll stick to those for as long as I canAvatar Imagebricat says: The title of this post us a bit misleading. If you read the PC world article all it says is that it's Sony's new ereader, and that Sony and jkr have partnered for Pottermore. It's not a special HP branded ereader, though that would be awesome!Avatar ImagePaitrix says: even tho i luv printed stuff, no way am i gonna miss this one!!! hehehe ^_~Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Living in another country and trying to read books 4-7, trust me you need an ereaderAvatar Imageratorr2 says: We own 4 copies of the books (hard cover, paperback, special, etc) and I can't wait to get it on my Kindle so I can keep it with me where ever I go.Avatar ImageNundu says: I love 'real' books and have shelves upon shelves to prove it, but I got a Kindle for Christmas last year and absolutely love it! It's very convenient for traveling (of which I do a lot) and I have found literally hundreds of great books for free! I have tons of the old classics as well as newer ones and have only actually paid money for 3 books. I also have 4 or 5 game applications that are fun as well. I'll be saving my sickles for the ereader versions of the HP books. As someone else mentioned, the paperbacks tear up after a few (dozen) readings, so the electronic version will be great! I wonder if the search option will work on them? If so, that'll be fantastic for trivia questions!!Avatar ImageEllorgast says: Since the partnership with Sony is probably what funds Pottermore, this is only a good thing. I hope the bundled e-readers do well.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I probably won't be getting the digital editions since I prefer the physical ones Avatar Imagewitbeyondmeasure28 says: @CoolG I agree I got a Kindle for my birthday so I will no be purchasing a new e-reader but if they do become available for the Kindle I might buy themAvatar Imagemolly43 says: There's something about the fell of curling up with a printed book that an ereader doesn't have but it sounds convenient for travel. Maybe even one day text books will all be on them and students won't have to worry about lugging them around to do homework. I have several versions of the printed version of hp and audio books but no ereader. I would have more of an interest in audio books than an ereader.Avatar ImageTarana says: I also think an ereader is convenient for travel, and carrying your favorite books with you, but it can't replace a printed book for me. Just holding a printed book, looking at its cover, flipping through it (especially before rereading it or right after I've read it), is an experience I don't want to miss. And is it just me? but I think ebooks are very expensive considering you only get a digital copy which you can put on just one ereader (unless I'm mistaken). Some are the same price or even more expensive than the actual book :o( For me that is definitely not a selling point. I suppose the cost of making a book is a lot more than just printing and cover, and I'm all for supporting writers and publishers (if I could afford it and had a larger house, I would buy more books. Don't tell my mum ;o) ) But are publishers really making the same profit on ebooks as on printed books, or actually a bit (lot?) more?Avatar ImageFeorge says: I've got all the books on my Kindle and that's how I've read them the past couple times. Granted they're not official versions but ones that I created myself after many, many hours of effort. I've learned that my OCR program really doesn't have a clue about many HP-specific words. Quidditch produced some interesting results. lol I might go ahead and buy the official ebooks just so I don't have to deal with the few lingering issues. However, I've converted most of my American versions to the British versions. If I can't get the British versions of the official ebooks, I'll pass.Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: wow :)Avatar Imagephoenixfeather08 says: It would be nice if they had an E-reader that made the Harry Potter series Magical! like have special effects. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats cool! Pretty handy!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: coolAvatar Imagejasygrama says: Has there been any news on when Sony will release the new eReader w/the availability of free Harry Potter book?

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