Apple woke up early this morning to announce that all seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series are now exclusively available on the iBooks Store. This is the first time that the Harry Potter novels are available in digital format outside the Pottermore Shop.
All seven books are available in "enhanced editions," which promise to deliver a new immersive experience to Potter fans. Each book features the full original text, exclusive custom covers, interactive animations, artwork, annotations written by Rowling herself and more.
“I’m thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realised on iBooks for the digital world; the artwork and animations in these enhanced editions bring the stories alive in a delightful new way,” said J.K. Rowling.
The books allow Potter fans to interact with the story by allowing them to perform tasks such as selecting which winged key to use in the Sorcerer's Stone and trying to catch the golden snitch, according to Time.Time also notes that the annotations feel like Rowling "slipped notes on parchment in between the pages," and said the extras do not hinder the reading experience.
Each Harry Potter book is available on the iBooks Store for $9.99.