What are eBooks?
eBooks are books that you can read on your computer, eReader, tablet or mobile phone. They contain the same stories and images as printed books, but because they are in digital format, eBooks are extremely portable and are instantly available to read once you have downloaded them.
What is an eReader?
An eReader is a portable reading device that allows you to store and read all of your favourite books in electronic format. There are lots of different eReaders on the market, including Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, NOOK, and many more.
How are Harry Potter eBooks formatted?
Harry Potter eBooks are supplied as EPUB files, the world’s most popular and open eBook standard, which can be read on most computers, tablets, eReaders and mobile phones. For Amazon Kindle owners, the Pottermore Shop also supports the Amazon Kindle formats, and for Baker & Taylor Blio and Scholastic Storia users, the Pottermore Shop supports the XPS format.
The Harry Potter Japanese eBooks are supplied as EPUB3 files which are compatible with Sony Reader devices purchased in Japan or any other EPUB3 compatible device that has Japanese font enabled.
How big is an EPUB file?
EPUB file sizes vary depending on their content, but your Harry Potter eBooks should each be around 1-2MB.
Can I read an eBook sample?
Yes, you can download an eBook sample to your computer. This will allow you to check that the EPUB file displays properly. Simply click the ‘Download a sample to your computer’ button on any eBook page to read an excerpt - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a great place to start.
Where will my eBook be kept after I have purchased it?
Once you have purchased your eBook, it will be added to your personal ‘My books’ page, ready for you to download at your convenience.