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Oyster announces partnership with Pottermore

Earlier this month Macmillan made 1000 titles in their backlist catalog available on Oyster and Scribd. Now the Harry Potter series is available on Oyster. It appears to be an exclusive for now. There are 3 additional Hogwarts-related books that aren't available on Kindle Unlimited. Those would be Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. They've also created custom themes for reading related to the various houses.

http://blog.oysterbooks.com/post/109...ne-and-ron-and

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Harry Potter has consistently been one of the top ten searches on Oyster since we launched.

Today, the search is over. We’ve partnered with Pottermore to make Oyster the first and only place you can read every Harry Potter ebook through a subscription. We’re raising a glass of butterbeer in celebration, because we now have all seven of the main Harry Potter books AND the three Hogwarts Library Books by J.K. Rowling!

Make sure your Oyster app is updated to version 1.9 and ¾ (you can get it on the App Store and Google Play), and then open a Harry Potter title to get the full effect. Once inside, rather than one of Oyster’s reader themes, choose one of the new “House Themes”—with designs inspired by Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff—or tap the Sorting Hat icon to have one selected at random. Then dive into a custom reading experience inspired by your favorite Hogwarts House.
Here are some links to other articles.
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/28/79...iption-service

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Last year, Oyster co-founder Willem van Lancker told us the company's goal was to foster "a deeper sense of community around books." With Harry Potter, that work has already been done for Oyster — the franchise comes with its own built-in community.
http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/28/oys...-harry-potter/

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I asked about whether young adult fiction is already popular on Oyster, and CEO Eric Stromberg told me in an emailed statement, “YA is one of our most popular genres and something many of our readers — of all ages — really enjoy.”
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Has anyone tried the themes? I am just picturing very harsh yellow and red.
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The blog link in my original post shows images of the themes. They aren't obnoxious. I tried them. It's similar to their usual formats that have been renamed to make it more fun. They've also renamed "night mode" to be "night owl". Turning privacy mode on is "invisibility cloak".

The Oyster Review is featuring the Harry Potter series this week. For example, there is currently posted an essay by author Lauren Oliver about JKR's influence on her life.

https://review.oysterbooks.com
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