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Old 06-23-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Just Throwing It Out There....

With today's announcement the JK Rowling is partnering with Sony for the Harry Potter ebooks & other content is it a stretch to say that this would confirm that the end is not nigh for the Sony readers?

Am I alone in thinking this or is this wishful thinking on my part? I can't help but think it's not over for Sony in the ereader department. From the official press release:

"As the Pottermore Shop develops, it is intended that it should include further products designed specifically for Harry Potter fans, offering a potential outlet for Sony products and services related to Pottermore."

A special Harry Potter themed Sony reader??? Squee! OMG can you imagine the sales on that?!?! It'd have to hit that magic price point though of course and $179 for many parents just wouldn't be it I'm afraid. Will the next Sony's be plastic like the rest of them on the market today? hmm...
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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Wow! Yes, I think you're right! A Harry Potter themed ereader, with all the books preloaded, would sell like hotcakes, regardless of how good or bad the reader itself is. Just stick an owl on there and sell it.

BUT... what about a Harry Potter themed tablet? Isn't Sony just getting into the tablet market? That way you could have a multimedia version of the ebooks.

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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A special Harry Potter themed Sony reader??? Squee! OMG can you imagine the sales on that?!?! It'd have to hit that magic price point though of course and $179 for many parents just wouldn't be it I'm afraid. Will the next Sony's be plastic like the rest of them on the market today? hmm...
I'll definitely buy one or two for myself. Assuming the price is right, maybe an additional 2~3 to give as gifts to my best friends who are HP fans. The ereader doesn't have to be priced for children. I was a first year in high school when Harry entered Hogwarts. Just imagine how many more fans there are who grew up reading Harry Potter and are now gainfully employed and can easily afford a collector's edition Harry Potter-branded ebook reader. I do hope it'll be an upgraded PRS-350/650/950 with Wi-Fi and a card slot (SD, microSD or Memory Stick Pro Duo).
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:21 AM   #4
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A multimedia version of the ebooks would be a massive, massive hit for sure!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
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I will only buy this stuff if they come with actual flying brooms and working magic wands.

Seriously, I am not a fan of this cross-over theme stuff, but if stuff like this can keep Sony in the physical ereader HW game, I am all for it.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:28 PM   #6
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From an article on Wired.co.uk (full article):

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Intriguingly, Rowling has signed up Sony as a partner on the Pottermore project. As a maker of e-book readers, there have been rumblings as to whether the new e-book editions might be Sony exclusives.

That's not the case -- the e-books will be readable on any device, including Amazon's Kindle. Instead, Sony's role in the project is one of a primary commercial partner, and it's more likely that the company will put together branded products and services for sale in the future.

In short, Sony's stumped up some of the cash to build the site, and in return will get to offer Potter-specific products in the future which will be put in Pottermore's store, and likely marketed its users. Sounds like a good deal to us.
As stated in another thread, you guys a creating a new line of Sony readers out of thin air and total BS. That is NOT what the agreement between Sony and Rawlings is about...
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:35 PM   #7
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Huh? The quote that you provide supports the idea of a Potter-themed reader.

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:47 PM   #8
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As stated in another thread, you guys a creating a new line of Sony readers out of thin air and total BS. That is NOT what the agreement between Sony and Rawlings is about...

First of all, it's not Rawlings, it's Rowling. Secondly what I quoted in the opening post is direct from the JK Rowling Pottermore press release.

http://assets.pottermore.com/emcp/do...ase_230611.pdf

"As the Pottermore Shop develops, it is intended that it should include further products designed specifically for Harry Potter fans, offering a potential outlet for Sony products and services related to Pottermore."

Yes it says potential. Nobody said it was an absolute certainty but we're allowed to get excited and be creative and dream are we not? Sony products related to Pottermore. The announcement of the Harry Potter series finally coming to ebooks. A Harry Potter themed Sony reader isn't that much of a stretch. Apple made a Harry Potter iPod when the audiobooks were first released. So what's your point?
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I'll definitely buy one or two for myself. Assuming the price is right, maybe an additional 2~3 to give as gifts to my best friends who are HP fans. The ereader doesn't have to be priced for children. I was a first year in high school when Harry entered Hogwarts. Just imagine how many more fans there are who grew up reading Harry Potter and are now gainfully employed and can easily afford a collector's edition Harry Potter-branded ebook reader. I do hope it'll be an upgraded PRS-350/650/950 with Wi-Fi and a card slot (SD, microSD or Memory Stick Pro Duo).
what you don't mention is the people who grew up with them and subsequently grew out of them
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i'm going to let you guys finish, but after looking up more information on the hp sony thing i found this:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2071045/

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i'm going to let you guys finish, but after looking up more information on the hp sony thing i found this:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2071045/


The author of that article is clearly an idiot. It's amazing they were even able to figure out how to use a computer, assuming that's how they wrote and submitter [submitted] the story that is.

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That "article" is beyond sad. He is getting (rightfully) thrashed in the comments.
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it's not Rawlings, it's Rowling
Like I care how a children's book author spells her name. Especially one who ripped off Lord of the Rings.
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Harry Potter is not a rip-off of The Lord of the Rings. So is every fantasy that uses magic or has elves or goblins or has a quest a rip-off?
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Apparently. At least, in their minds. sheesh
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