Pottermore finally launches, J.K. Rowling says that a ‘Harry Potter’ encyclopedia is in the works (Video)

By Daniel S Levine,

J. K. Rowling may be done with the Harry Potter series, but fans of the wizarding world that she created will still get their doses of magic from the author.

Not only is she working on her first adult novel, but she and Sony finally launched Pottermore.com after several delays. Rowling has also announced that she is working on an encyclopedia for the franchise.

PCMag.com reports that Pottermore.com finally opened to the public. The site’s current content centers on the first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and is expected to expand to cover all seven books.

After months of beta-testing, the first part of the site opened on March 27, allowing fans to purchase e-books of the series for the first time. Pottermore Shop reported sales of over $1.5 million in just three days after it launched, notes PCMag.com.

However, if Potter fans still can’t get enough, Rowling has announced that she is working on an encyclopedia for the series, according to The UK Guardian. On her new official site, Rowling posted a FAQs section. In it, she writes, “For a long time I have been promising an encyclopedia of Harry’s world, and I have started work on this now – some of it forms the new content in Pottermore. It is likely to be a time-consuming job, but when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity.”

Rowling also revealed that she has “no immediate plans” to write an eighth novel, adding that “I do think that I have rounded off Harry’s story in the seven published books.” Still, she does say that she has never said “‘never’ to this question, because I think it would be foolish to rule out something I might want to do in a few years’ time.”

Rowling’s first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, is set to be published on Sept. 27.

You can watch the video preview for Pottermore below:



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