Harry Potter Ebooks Available via Kobo

May 17, 2012

In the months since Pottermore finally opened for business, e-reader enthusiasts have been buying the Harry Potter ebooks in droves. Now Kobo users can also get in on the action, but just like everyone else, they’ll have to purchase the ebooks through Pottermore. 

According to the Kobo website, users can click on a Potter title and will be redirected to the Pottermore site. By linking the Pottermore and Kobo accounts, users can transfer the ebooks to their Kobo libraries. 

(www.kobobooks.com, www.pottermore.com)  

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