Kobo Gets Harry Potter E-Books

Kobo has announced that its e-reading devices will be graced with the Harry Potter series of books.

The best-sellers will be available to Kobo customers across the globe, with all seven e-published in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish to begin with, and more languages on the way.

The books aren't sold directly through the Kobo, though, instead you'll have to whizz over to the Pottermore online store to grab your virtual copy of Harry's various adventures involving goblets, chambers and the philosopher's stone.

Kobo also notes that while the Potter e-books are available on other devices, it boasts about being the official e-reading partner of Facebook, to let readers easily chat about the novels on the social network.

Michael Tamblyn, Executive Vice President Content, Sales & Merchandising, Kobo, commented: "We're excited to bring together the extremely successful Harry Potter phenomenon and the always-enthusiastic Kobo eReading community. Fans have been waiting for years to see the Harry Potter series in digital and now that wait is over."

"Best-selling author J. K. Rowling has captured the imaginations of book lovers everywhere, and we couldn't be more excited about bringing her vision to the Kobo reading experience."

Charlie Redmayne, CEO, Pottermore, said: "Kobo is an increasingly powerful player in the eReading market and we are delighted to have them on board."