Why can’t we get the Harry Potter books series on in Kindle Ebooks or on a Nook 2? Let me start off this post talking just a bit about the Amazon Kindle. I love my Kindle. I have the 6″, 2nd generation version that is perfect for me (I think the 9″ DX is too big). You can see my full Kindle review in this video. (click link to see video).
It’s a fantastic device that allows me to take up to 1,500 books with me (although, I only have about 80 on mine). I literally used to take 8-10 books with me on trips for reading. Now, just the Kindle. I highly recommend it, if you’re a reader. UPDATE: Amazon just lowered the Kindle price to $114! This is a great deal on this product that originally cost close to $400.
Now to the Harry Potter part of this post. The Harry Potter books are not available in Kindle ebooks format!!! They’re not in Nook 2 format (the Barnes & Noble ebook reader), not in .mobi format (a universal format that both the Kindle and Nook can utilize), not in any mobile format that my Kindle can read! I don’t get it! Can some one please explain to me why JK Rowling and Scholastic won’t put the Harry Potter books in Kindle ebooks format?
I don’t want to lug around 7 books, but I would absolutely buy all seven (again!) for the Kindle! I’ll even pay the same price as the current 7-book set ($122.95), even though it’s much higher than the average $9.99 per book Kindle pricing.
I’ve read that JK Rowling doesn’t feel that electronic books do not provide the experience that a reader needs for a book. Huh? Then what do you call 7 movies? Those clearly aren’t the classic book experience! Honestly, this is the only explanation I’ve heard.
I know from my experiences with the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter that Ms. Rowling is quite demanding and controlling. Nothing wrong with making sure that your product and intellectual property is well represented. I can surely appreciate that. However, we’re talking about taking a .pdf copy of your Harry Potter books and uploading them to Amazon. That’s all there is to it! I know, I’ve published Kindle content, before. Amazon will even help with the “Kindle” formatting for indexing and so on. Therefore, I can’t imagine it’s a “too much work” issue.
I cannot figure out why we can’t get the Harry Potter books on Kindle or Nook 2! Can someone please help me out on this one? I can’t be the only person dying for this item. Get me JK Rowling on the horn! Let’s hash this out! 🙂
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