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Harry Potter books on kindle


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Posted on Dec 20, 2010 5:36:43 AM PST
I really dont understand why nobody is answering our questions...
Just dont be cruel with us, JK Rowling, are you going or not to put HP books on Kindle format??. Just let us know the answer. We respect you, but please respect us as your readers and give us your answer.

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 5:43:30 AM PST
Margie says:
I have an idea of why JK might be waiting to allow her books on kindle... I am currently re-reading the Clan of the Cave Bear books on kindle now that they're available. The amount of typos is unbelievable! They even revised the books since I first downloaded them, and there are still too many typos. It's a good thing I've read these before, or there would be entire passages I wouldn't understand.

I hope they fix the problems, and maybe Jo will be more interested in giving permission for her books.

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 7:18:43 AM PST
Jade Angel says:
I really wish the Harry Potter books would be released in Kindle format. I'm in the Navy and it is really not practical to lug around my seven Hard Cover books, not when I can take my Kindle that only takes up the space of a magazine instead!

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 9:07:51 AM PST
I hate to say this, but I've been waiting to purchase a kindle just to read the harry potter books on it. It would be well worth the money to be able to have this collection with me at all times, but it's the only reason I want a kindle. No harry potter means no kindle for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2010 9:09:38 AM PST
There is a "Get Harry Potter on Kindle" group on Facebook, and I say we will join it!

Posted on Dec 23, 2010 11:12:54 PM PST
jimbobob429 says:
I purchased the Kindle with the express purpose of putting the Harry Potter series on it. It is somewhere between "there" and HERE; and if I hadden't come up with some other things that I don't have room for, I'd refuse delivery, and ask for my money back. As it is, I DON'T have the room for the boxed paperbacks, and if the author and/or publisher want any of my money, the Kindle is the key.

Posted on Dec 25, 2010 5:05:47 PM PST
I think the main reason Harry potter should be on kindle is for the vision impaired. I heard about a lady who hasn't read a book for 20 years because of her eyesight but due to the large font on iPad she can read again. I'm sure there are plenty if people out there in the same situation. It's unfair they are being denied the chance to experience the Harry potter magic because of whatever stupid reason j k has in her head!

Posted on Dec 25, 2010 7:00:18 PM PST
H. Gee says:
The author needs to get off of her high horse, quit killing trees and just release them on the Kindle. Rowling, you have left a big enough carbon footprint by being a best seller. We get it, you are awesome. Now swallow your words and release these. Its going to happen sooner or later.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2010 8:20:20 PM PST
Lord of the Rings is on Kindle. So are The Hobbit and other Tolkien books.

Posted on Dec 25, 2010 8:37:33 PM PST
The truth is there is no good enough reason to keep these books from an electronic format.

1. It is better for the environment.
2. It is more accessible for people with disabilities.
3. It is more accessible to people who are not able to carry large books with them (i.e. military, frequent travelers, etc.)
4. It will add to the number of readers of the story and still encourage kids to read (reading is reading, whether on an electronic devise or from paper)
5. All the books have been released and there are currently people trying so sell pirated copies. Having the books available legally can lessen the impact of pirated copies.
6. Real fans of the series will still buy the hardcopies for the most part, they just want the convenience of the e-format as well.
7. Her books are available for free in libraries and people who loan copies to each other. Once again, real fans will always want their own copy, and will spend the money on a real one if available.

To be honest, not releasing the books on an e-format is simply literary snobbery. I am a teacher and my degree (both major and minor) is in languages with an emphasis on literature. I read LOTR in the third grade at age 8. I love books. Everything from the smell to the feel of the pages of a new book bring nothing but good memories to me. That being said, electronic books are not a threat to literature. They are an evolution that make it more accessible to the masses. JK Rowling needs to think about her fans a little more and less about her hang-ups regarding what is the correct way for literature to be appreciated. Yes these are her books and she decides how she wants them published, but the fans made her, they have been loyal to her for years, and this is no way to repay them.

Posted on Dec 26, 2010 5:57:29 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2010 5:57:50 AM PST
Billy D says:
Santa just delivered for my wife a new Kindle. She is a big paperback reader and I'm hoping the Kindle helps manage the inventory. Anyway, the jury is still out on whether she'll like it but she commented that her first purchase will be downloading ALL the Harry Potter books. We already own the orignal hardbacks (never opened) for collection and paperbacks for reading. But everyong knows those paperbacks (and hardbacks) are too large for travel. But wait...not available! Oh, no, this certainly doesn't help the argument for Kindle vs. physical books. By the way, we also were Beta (vs. VHS) VCR owners...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2010 8:19:08 AM PST
Sandra Dent says:
I do believe you have said it all! only to add her books have been released in "every other" format!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2010 8:22:23 AM PST
Sandra Dent says:
congratulations and yes that "was" going to be my first down load but NOOOOOO... I to was sadly disappointed. once I purchased a different book and started to read it, I was hooked and keep in mind my Kindle is a first addition.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010 5:52:00 PM PST
Nom De Plume says:
Ummm.. not to ask a stupid question but I see the assumption that the author J.K. Rowling is the reason the Harry Potter series is not available via Kindle. Is that an accurate statement? Seriously... has she ever stated in public (or sent out a press release to that effect) that she does NOT want the HP books on Kindle? It would not surprise me in the least to discover that she is not the sole decision maker on where, when, and how the HP books can be published. As an example she does NOT have final approval on the films by any means. Could the same be true of other 'electronic media'? Before we bring on the hate maybe we ought to get the 411 on make sure we all don't look really ignorant. I'm just saying....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2010 7:07:20 PM PST
First to answer your question - yes, of sorts. J.K. Rowling said she didn't want her books turned into ebooks (which would imply Kindle format is included in that). At the same time, it was rumored in the news earlier this year that discussion had been entered concerning putting Harry Potter into ebook. So it seems that Rowling or someone "close" to her professionally has at least begun considering the possibility.

Also, J.K. Rowling actually does have final approval on the Harry Potter films. This IS very different from most books turned into film because Rowling had become huge before they sold the film rights to WB. That allowed her much more control over them than most authors retain, but it's not like she's actually taken advantage of this very much (except to keep them from combining two books into one movie).

Posted on Dec 27, 2010 9:17:39 PM PST
I own the hardcover books, i have read them twice, and DVDs, please put the books on kindle. I owned another set of hardcovers and donated them to my local library. I want to read them again but don't want to carry them around.

Posted on Jan 1, 2011 12:01:57 PM PST
Sheri McKeen says:
Please, please publish Harry Potter in the kindle format!

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 8:17:56 AM PST
Tigerkitty says:
I would love to see the Harry Potter series on Kindle because I love to read them over and over. I always find something new when I read them.

Posted on Jan 10, 2011 1:33:23 AM PST
OttBallOut says:
Like everyone else said: I WANT HP ON KINDLE!!!

That being said, I promise to purchase the US, UK, & French versions if all three are placed on the Kindle! How the heck can you lose revenue from me??????????????????

Harry Potter came out when I was in like, 5th grade, and have ALWAYS wanted to read the UK version. I have the 3rd and 4th in French, but none of the others.

I took French in school and the books are excellent ways for me to work on my grammar and tenses in French!

Posted on Jan 10, 2011 1:54:51 AM PST
OttBallOut says:
Not to mention that when I was growing up I didn't exactly take good care of my books. Goblet of Fire is in two pieces, and most are missing the corners of the pages and have watermarks and nailpolish all over them!!!

I've been wanting to re-purchase, but I keep thinking that if I hold out long enough, I can get them on the Kindle!!1

Posted on Jan 10, 2011 9:54:43 AM PST
Please put HP on Kindle! I will buy them a second time, so I can read it no matter where I am. The Kindle is magic in itself, so HP belongs on it! :)

Posted on Jan 10, 2011 8:29:42 PM PST
AVaglica says:
My third grade daughter is reading the Harry Potter series (Hardback) and I'd love to be able to put them on my Kindle for her. They are so heavy and I don't want to buy the paperbacks if I can purchase the Kindle copies someday soon. The HP series would be an awesome addition to the Kindle library!!

Posted on Jan 11, 2011 10:27:52 AM PST
Dear J.K. Rowling:

I LOVE all the H.P. books. We have purchased 2 hardcovers of each after the single purchase of Sorceror's Stone -- because my daughter and I didn't want to wait for each other to finish each new book. We've gone to each movie at least once and we have each available DVD. I purchased the kindle for convenience -- I can always carry a book no matter the size of my purse. However, my 60 year old eyes LOVE the ability to enlarge the type when they get tired by day's end. Please take pity on us old folks -- holding one of the mega-volumes and reading late and night can be tricky -- make the Harry Potter series available on the kindle.

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 12:48:22 PM PST
One of the reasons I purchased a Kindle was to have my favorite books available to me while I wait in line or am stuck somewhere. I really would like to see Harry Potter available on Kindle. My collections won't be complete until it is! I own the books but they are a little large to tote around in my purse, even one at a time.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 10:26:24 PM PST
D. Mello says:
Its insane that 9 months later we are still begging for our favorites series to be put on our favorite format: Kindle. I'm disappointed i've bought the 7 books and read them multiple times, if I knew it would be such a big deal to get it on Kindle, I wouldnt have bothered to read them to begin with, or watch and then later buy the DVD's. If this isnt solved by the next movie release then I wont be going or buying the DVD from Book 7, Part 1. I've paid for the books at the book store, am willing to pay for the books AGAIN via Kindle and if the reason they are not on Kindle is due to your greed then you won't get a penny more from me. You are not the only writer out there that can capture my mind and you won't be the last.
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