Originally Posted by HarryT
She has chosen not to permit eBooks. We may not agree with her decision (in fact I'm sure that the vast majority of it don't!), but it is hers and hers alone to make, and we should respect that fact.
I suspect it has less to do with her not wanting ebook versions of her works as it does with her (and her publisher) waiting for the ebook market to really hit the mainstream (it's almost there). Once it does, you can be assured that legitimate versions of all the Harry Potter books will be available as ebooks--at a price of $14.99 each. By releasing them too early, they'll be in a position where the price will be expected to come down after a while, at which point they could make less money by selling the same number of copies. But if they hold out just a bit longer, they can really rake it in. Remember folks, business is all about maximizing profit.