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Old 03-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Pottermore opens early April

http://insider.pottermore.com/2012/0...ottermore.html
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We’re pleased to announce that pottermore.com will be open to everyone in early April 2012.

We know that the extended wait for those wishing to be part of Pottermore has been frustrating, and we’d like to thank you all for your patience so far.

Many of you are interested to know why we extended the original opening date beyond October of last year.

We always knew Pottermore would be incredibly popular, which is why we made the decision to only open to one million Beta users to begin with. We wanted to make sure that we had a really good understanding of how people want to use the site and which bits we’d need to modify before giving more people access.

We gathered some incredibly useful feedback from our Beta users, and it became clear that our original platform wouldn’t be suitable when millions more users came on to the site. So we made a big decision: to move Pottermore to an entirely different platform set up. This ‘invisible’ change has involved a lot of work behind the scenes but it will enable our users to get the best from Pottermore as it grows and develops.

There have definitely been some challenges and the whole Pottermore team has been working really hard to incorporate all the Beta activity and feedback. This means that over the coming weeks and months we’ll be adding exclusive content and many more exciting features (such as sounds) to Pottermore for you to explore, share and discover.

So get ready to join the Pottermore journey – the wait is nearly over.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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No kidding? After six months of having to watch fanart from their precious little beta testers, I'm not entirely sure I want to sign up now.
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And still nothing about actually being able to buy the books?
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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And still nothing about actually being able to buy the books?
Given the fact that they've now shown up in Overdrive library catalogues, I suspect we're not too far off seeing them for sale.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:38 AM   #5
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Given the fact that they've now shown up in Overdrive library catalogues, I suspect we're not too far off seeing them for sale.
Well that is using someone else's technical know-how to distribute the books.
Given that a) Pottermore seem want to sell the books themselves, and b) they seem to be technically incompetent, it could still be a wait
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #6
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Well that is using someone else's technical know-how to distribute the books.
Given that a) Pottermore seem want to sell the books themselves, and b) they seem to be technically incompetent, it could still be a wait
Time will tell. It has a habit of doing so .
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:33 PM   #8
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J.K Rowling puts out Pottermore again.
Harry Potter fans get exited again.
They give her such a smile...

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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Have to say my initial thought was "I'll believe it when I see it."
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #10
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Precisely.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:33 PM   #11
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Well, it would be nice to see what all the fuss is about.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #12
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ahem. As far as I care Pottermore can be done in Frontpage* as long it has links to 7 books and preferably payable by PayPal.

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Old 03-08-2012, 05:40 PM   #13
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A footling observation, perhaps, but, having consulted Wiki, do I understand things correctly ?

That the site is primarily a "magic world" kind of thing , that will at some stage involve (presumably) profit , through selling ebooks and, probably, other "Potter things" online ?

So it's more than just an on-line shop, or retail cash cow, but also a massive freebie "experience" for anyone who wants to use it.
Which, incidentally, sounds like the type of IT activity a lot of people will find it so engrossing , fun, and involving, that we'll start having complaints in the "meedja" - and who knows, here ? - about it being bad for childrens development, and the future of global culture etc.............

I shall refuse to have anything to do with it, and am very annoyed my son is not young enough for me to tell him not to use it, or it'll stunt his growth, and send him blind as well.

[ Might tell him that anyway, if only to maintain my grumpy old git street cred....... ]
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Precisely.
And I second your "precisely"....
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:28 AM   #15
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So any news what formats the books will be in?
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