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Last Chance: Redownload ‘Harry Potter’ E-Books from Pottermore Before It Shuts Down

an image of the Pottermore website from 2013.
Pottermore, Archive.org

Now’s your last chance to redownload all those Harry Potter e-books you bought on Pottermore. The old website, which transformed into WizardingWorld back in 2019, is now warning customers that it won’t offer e-book downloads after January 31st.

Before 2015, Harry Potter e-books were only available for purchase on the Pottermore website. Digital storefronts that wanted to sell Harry Potter e-books, such as Amazon, weren’t allowed to sell or distribute the files and actually had to redirect customers to Pottermore. (So, if you read Harry Potter on a phone or tablet in the early 2010s, it’s time to pay Pottermore a visit.)

To redownload your Harry Potter e-books, simply visit the Pottermore My Books page and log in to your old account. The website will offer you all of your e-books in the DRM-free .epub format, which you can read on your smartphone, tablet, or e-reader. (Unfortunately, you have to convert .epub files to work on Kindle e-readers.)

I suggest that you stash these .epub files in Dropbox or another cloud storage service. That way, you won’t need to pay for all the Harry Potter books again. These e-books are still expensive, and buying the full collection on Kindle costs around $80.

Source: WizardingWorld via The Verge

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