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'Harry Potter' available as e-books for first time outside Pottermore
'Harry Potter' available as e-books for first time outside Pottermore

J.K. Rowling has been very protective of Harry Potter, not letting her boy wizard jump into the e-book format until 2012. When he finally did, it was part of a universe she controlled, Pottermore. Now, for the first time, the seven original Harry Potter books are available as e-books outside that universe. And the lucky vendor is newcomer Oyster, the e-book subscription service that's competing to be a new go-to destination for e-book readers. The company announced a partnership with Pottermore on Wednesday that will bring the world of Hogwarts to its users. Rather than buy individual e-books, Oyster subscribers pay $9.95 per month to access all the e-books in its library -- sort of...

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