28 August 2018

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[US] 20 Years of Harry Potter: Pottermore Publishing Offering Unlimited Access to Ebook in Public Libraries

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" ebook is available for two weeks with no cost, waitlists or holds

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" - Front Cover
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" - Front Cover (image via Rakuten OverDrive)
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Pottermore Publishing is offering fans unlimited access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ebook for two weeks from public libraries. From August 27 to September 10, fans across North America can read the ebook on Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from the library, with no cost, waitlists or holds.
"Pottermore Publishing is delighted to offer fans the chance to celebrate 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone via their local library," said Jennie McCann, Publishing Director at Pottermore Publishing. "We have worked with digital library distributors across the US to bring this to life and look forward to seeing the campaign unfold."
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first book in one of the world's most popular series, introduces us to the stories of the Boy Who Lived and his first encounters with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the wizarding world. With over 500 million copies sold worldwide, the series has now been translated into over 80 languages and made into 8 blockbuster films. 
Readers can discover the magic of the wizarding world by downloading Libby and checking out the ebook through their local public library. All it takes is a library card; some libraries also have access to an Instant Digital Card which simply requires a cell phone number to sign up. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Windows tablets, and Kindle [US libraries] without waitlists or holds. 
The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
To get started, download Libby today from the iOS App Store, Google Play or Windows App Store. Libby is powered by Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools.
About Pottermore:
Pottermore Publishing is the global digital publisher of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series as well as other audiobooks and ebooks from the Wizarding World.  

It aims to lead the way in innovative digital publishing and to bring new generations of readers together with long-standing fans, celebrating and bringing to life the stories that first began with the Boy Who Lived.

About Rakuten OverDrive and Libby:
Rakuten OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. 

We are dedicated to "a world enlightened by reading" by delivering the industry's largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 40,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries.

Named one of Google Play's Best Apps of 2017, Libby is the "one-tap reading app" for libraries. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten.