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Google Strikes Deal with Rowling, Harry Potter eBooks to be Available Soon

Google Inc. on Wednesday announced that the electronic books of famous Harry Potter series will be made available on Google’s platform.

According to The Huffington Post (opens in new tab), Mountain View, California-based search giant has struck a deal with J.K. Rowling, the celebrated author of Harry Potter series under which the eBooks of the successful series will be made available through Google’s eBook store in the United States.

"When you buy a Harry Potter ebook from Pottermore, you will be able to choose to keep it in your Google Books library in-the-cloud. Pottermore and Google are teaming up to integrate Pottermore with a number of Google products," said Larissa Fontaine, the head of Google Books in a blog post.

According to Fontaine, Pottermore plans to use Google’s You Tube for broadcasting the series online. Also the payment method chosen is also Google’s very own Google Checkout.

The website will go live on July 31, while the seven eBooks of the series that has recently concluded with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be made available in the month of October in collaboration with Sony Corp. Rowling had released the last text version of the series in 2007.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.