Subscription book service adds 'Harry Potter' series

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading e-book subscription service has added a top draw to its catalog: the "Harry Potter" series.

Oyster announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement with J.K. Rowling's representatives for rights to the seven Potter books, plus three Hogwarts Library stories.

Susan L. Jurevics, the CEO of the authorized Pottermore website, told The Associated Press that the goal was to give as many readers as possible "access to the imagination of J.K. Rowling."

Some leading publishers have resisted offering works to Oyster, Scribd and other streaming outlets, which typically charge under $10 a month for unlimited e-reading, out of concern that sales would be hurt.