Harry Potter ebooks will disappear from Pottermore at the end of January

If you’ve purchased eBooks from Pottermore in the past, you might want to verify you’ve downloaded them to your hard drive. the Harry potter The site – which has been around for over a decade now – is removing all digital books from its platform on January 31.

Pottermore has sent emails to clients advising them of the change in service, The edge reports. The site’s online store ceased selling books in September, but users were not told at that time that their existing purchases would soon be inaccessible.

Pottermore bound copies Harry potter the books would be finished as DRM-free .epub files, so owners could easily import them into just about any e-reader or software they wanted. It is a luxury that is not offered to those who have more recently purchased ebooks through Amazon.

Pottermore’s nuisance – Pottermore, first marketed as a medium for fans of the Harry potter series to engage with extensive content, quickly became a way for JK Rowling to pile up his intellectual property behind a wall. That makes sense, in hindsight, given that Rowling is now known as the premier Guardian of Gender Studies. (She’s a TERF, that’s what we mean.)

the Harry potter the series was not available digitally, despite its intense popularity, until Pottermore opened its Boutique section in 2012. Upon release, the Harry potter ebooks could only be purchased through Pottermore. Regardless of the company that created your eReader, you will need to create a Pottermore account to access Rowling’s novels.

Gone in the blink of an eye – Limiting Harry potter ebook purchases at Pottermore, the site made sure to retain complete control of Rowling’s digital assets. This choice also means that anyone who bought those eBooks is about to lose them forever, unless they read that email on the site. Pottermore has decided it is not worth the server space and the clients are left with the short term of the situation.

All Pottermore book purchases can be downloaded in .epub format until the end of January. If you forget to do this, for some reason, ebooks are fairly easy to find in various digital bookstores (and through less legal avenues, which have the added benefit of not supporting Rowling’s transphobia).