Is Amazon Planning a Kindle Related Harry Potter Tie-In?

Have you checked out the Kindle page on Amazon.com lately? If you have then you might have seen this:

It's one of the several banners shown near the top of the screen. I don't know what it means, but I think Amazon is teasing us.

Laura Hazard Owen noticed the banner earlier today, and she got something more. I still haven't seen the following graphic, but her screenshot sure got my attention. If the font didn't give away the Harry Potter connection, I think the owl does.

So what do you think it is? Laura followed up with Amazon and they teased her with: “We’ll have to ask you to stay tuned for an upcoming announcement.”

It's on the Kindle homepage so clearly there's going to be some type of HP/Kindle tie-in or bundle. You can only buy HP ebooks via Pottermore, not directly from Amazon, so a content bundle is unlikely. But this teaser might  be an indication that the Pottermore exclusive ebooks might stop being quite so exclusive. The Harry Potter Encyclopedia is also an unlikely connection, given that it is a couple steps back in the pipeline behind JK Rowling's other books.

So my guess at the moment is a Harry Potter branded Kindle.  It would likely come with a cool case and possibly a skin, and it might even include a coupon that you can redeem on Pottermore.

In any case, I'm looking forward to finding out.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. 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.

3 Comments

  1. Aceflor10 May, 2012

    Saw it this morning too. I’d love it to be related with the launch of a “glow” version of the kindle, but I guess that is too early….

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