Kindle will be getting Harry Potter ebooks after all

Earlier today I worked my way through a valid (but completely wrong) argument how we didn’t know for sure that the kindle would get Harry Potter ebooks. Amazon noted my lunacy post and sent around a clarification.

We’re working closely with Pottermore to make sure Kindle customers will be able to buy and read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books.

There are times where I will be embarrassed when caught out as being wrong, but not today. I was gloriously wrong, and I will revel in that fact.

My glorious error was based on credible evidence; other blogs such as Gizmodo and ZDNet simply misread the Google post. And besides,  I knew I was probably wrong the entire time I wrote that post and I even said so. I’m quite happy to raise a question and be told the answer I was hoping for.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


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  3. Marion Hunter19 December, 2011

    I am SO disappointed as my 9 yr old grandson said that he would love to have a Kindle with the whole series of Harry Potter on it for Christmas/Birthday {31st December}
    I decided to let him have his dream, I have bought the Kindle and now I can’t get the books.
    What a let down. Some friends are critical of Amazon having the monopoly on Kindle books but not this time.
    He reads a lot. Any other suggestions for a 9year old boy?


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