News Release

For immediate release - February 28, 2012

Harry Potter books coming in eBook format!

OverDrive has reached an agreement with Pottermore, the home of Harry Potter eBooks, to become the exclusive worldwide eBook and digital audiobook distributor to public and school libraries for J.K. Rowling’s wildly successful series. For the first time ever, readers will be able to access digital versions of the fantasy novels that have already sold more than 400 million copies worldwide.
“We are keen to support public and school libraries, and OverDrive, as one of the leading suppliers in this market, provides us with a global network that helps us achieve this, as well as encouraging the discovery of these amazing books across the world,” says Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne.
The Harry Potter phenomenon has helped inspire a new generation with a love of books and reading, and as the beloved wizard makes his digital debut in libraries and schools, he’s sure to expose more readers to the power and convenience of eBooks and digital audiobooks.
These titles will be available April 30th, but they are already listed in our Overdrive catalog, so you can start placing holds now.  Go to



Media contact:
Charlene Smith
Assistant Library Services Division Manager

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