JK Rowling just announced the purpose of www.pottermore.com
Lots of us had been wondering what this pottermore concept was all about. Some guessed at a new series. Others thought a new Harry Potter video game was afoot. Well, it turns out that JK somehow had the foresight to retain all of the e-rights to the Harry Potter Series way back in the 90's—and now she's not afraid to use them.
What can I say with certainty?
- It is pretty clear who is holding the sceptre in this arrangement
- We can expect many more readers will be picking up e-readers to enjoy the new JK Rowling experience
- The publishing houses have just lost their grip on their A-list
StevenStephen King and Company will be next
More news when it drops.
UPDATE #1 (6/23 20:14): Check out Joe Konrath's opinion here.
UPDATE #2 (6/23 20:30): A debate over the implications is raging over at the kindle boards...and Betsy was kind enough to remedy my foul language : )