05 Apr '11, 1am

JK Rowling is considering making the Harry Potter books available as e-books, her agent said

LONDON - J.K. ROWLING stirred a publishing phenomenon with her Harry Potter books. Can she do it again on the e-book market? The best-selling author is considering making the fantasy books available electronically, her London-based agent said on Monday - meaning that Potter fans may soon be able to download the popular series about a boy wizard to their Kindle or iPad. 'We are currently actively looking at all the various options for Harry Potter in this space, that is e-books,' Neil Blair, of the Christopher Little Literary Agency, said in an e-mail. Rowling has sold about 450 million copies of the Harry Potter books worldwide, according to Blair. She has allowed digital audio downloads, but is one of the most famous authors who have stayed away from the e-book market, frustrating parts of her fan-base that have converted to the new format. Some say the Potter books - whi...

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