J.K. Rowling Launches Pottermore Site, Set to Release Unpublished 'Harry Potter' Material
J. K. Rowling has launched Pottermore, a brand new website that intends on building an online reading experience for fans of her widely popular 'Harry Potter' series.
On Thursday, the bestselling author announced Pottermore through a YouTube video and press conference. "I wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years, and to bring the stories to a new digital generation," she said.
The Harry Potter creator will publish newly written material on the site, and promised to share unpublished writings that offer background details to the series' characters and locations.
The site will also exclusively carry the Harry Potter eBooks -- until now, the novels have only been available as physical and audio books. The free site, which is open to all ages, is set to officially launch in October, but registration will open on July 31 (which is also Harry's birthday).
Check out J.K. Rowling's Pottermore introduction below, and get ready for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' to hit theaters on July 15.