FILE - This Sunday May 30, 2004 file photo shows Daniel Radcliffe, left, who plays Harry Potter, Rupert Grint, second left, who plays Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson, right, who plays Hermione Granger, at the UK premiere of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", with author J K Rowling, in London.
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Actor Ken Howard, 68
Actress Diane Wiest, 64
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Actor Vince Vaughn, 42
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Potter now offered in electronic versions
- March 28, 2012 - 9:15 AM
Harry Potter's adventures finally are available electronically.
The seven novels about J.K. Rowling's boy wizard are for sale as e-books and audio books on the author's Pottermore website, the site's creators announced Tuesday.
The books are currently available in English, in U.S. and U.K. editions, with the first three titles priced at $7.99 for e-books and $29.99 for audio versions.
The site says French, Italian, German and Spanish editions will follow.
The books are available only through the website, which says they are compatible with major electronic readers, including Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader and Barnes & Noble's Nook, as well as with tablets, mobile phones, PCs and e-readers on Google's Play.
The Harry Potter novels have sold 450 million copies, but Rowling for years resisted making the books available in digital form, She announced last year that Potter e-books would be sold through the Pottermore site, an interactive portal into Harry's magical world.
Rowling's final Potter novel, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," was published in 2007. The author announced last month that she was working on a novel for adults, whose title and release date have not been disclosed.
Who stole the Lorax?
They took the Lorax, made of bronze, the thieves they came, and now he's gone. A 2-foot statue of Dr. Seuss' Lorax was stolen from the San Diego back-yard garden of the 90-year-old widow of the beloved author whose real name was Theodore Geisel. Audrey Geisel noticed the statue and its tree-stump base were missing from the garden and were likely stolen over the weekend. Property manager Carl Romero told U-T San Diego on Tuesday that he noticed footprints indicating the thieves had dragged the 300-pound statue to an access road and lifted it over a fence. Audrey Geisel's daughter, Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, cast the sculpture and a twin that sits in the author's hometown, Springfield, Mass. "I want very badly to get our little Lorax back home where he belongs," Dimond-Cates said. "Wherever he is, he's scared, lonely and hungry."
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