NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling will, for the first time, release the famous children’s stories in e-book form in October through a new website called Pottermore.
Rowling’s site will be the exclusive sales channel for the Potter e-books, bypassing traditional e-book stores like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes and Noble’s Nook store and Apple’s iBookstore. The Harry Potter series will be published in the open-source e-Pub format, which is compatible with any electronic reading device, including the iPad.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
ePub. No Kindle format at all?
So, even though Sony is somehow connected to the Pottermore website — even if only through sponsorship — the Reader will not benefit from this coup?
That is a huge, huge FAIL.