The mystery of Pottermore has been solved. In a YouTube announcement, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling described the website as an “online reading experience like no other.” In addition to new information on the world of Harry Potter, the site will feature a tool that allows fans to interact with each other and certain events in the books. New illustrations and all seven of the Harry Potter novels as e-books and will also be included.
“Pottermore will be be built by you, the reader…Pottermore will be the place where fans of any age can share, participate in and rediscover the stories,” Rowling, 45, said.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you,” Rowling added. “Because no author could have asked for a more wonderful, diverse and loyal readership.
One million fans will be chosen to “help shape” Pottermore before it launches in October. Fans can visit Pottermore now to sign up for e-mails about how to register for the opportunity to contribute to the building of the website.
“I wanted to pull it back to the reading, to the literary and story experience … I’ve had a lot to do with virtually every aspect of it,” Rowling told London reporters of Pottermore.
“I have no plans to write another novel. I’m pretty sure I’m done on the novel front … But it was fun while it lasted,” she added.