Potter fan sites from around the globe helped us with the pottermore name reveal, and now those same fan sites have been kind enough to tell us what their readers most want to know about the pottermore experience.
While we can’t give everything away (even though we know you’d like us to!), we’d really amor to answer some of your preguntas …
Will pottermore be available in multiple languages?
Yes. Initially, pottermore will be available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. We are aiming to introduce más languages in the future – including Japanese and Korean later this year. You’ll be able to keep track of language availability here on the Insider.
Will pottermore be free?
Yes, access to pottermore will be completely free; tu won’t have to pay anything to use the site. The pottermore comprar will have items in it that you’ll be able to buy, but choosing to purchase something – o not – won't affect your progress through the story as the comprar sits outside of the online lectura experience.
Can tu please explain what tu mean por 'online lectura experience'? How much will I, as a pottermore user, be able to affect the story? After all, hasn't Harry's story already been told?
The best way to think of pottermore is as an interactive, illustrated companion to the books. J.K. Rowling wanted to create a site where her stories could live on and where readers could explore them in a new way. In addition to discovering new material from J.K. Rowling about Harry’s world, you’ll be able to interact with key story Moments (the Sorting Hat sequence, for example) and subir your own comments, thoughts and artwork for all the characters, objects and places that tu come across.
So pottermore isn't a massively multiplayer online role-playing game like World of Warcraft, o a social network game like Farmville?
No. While there will be some simple games tu can play (you'll be able to brew potions, for example), pottermore is very much about the books: being able to experience Harry’s story in a new way and discover all the additional information that J.K. Rowling has written.
Isn't there a House Cup that we compete for por earning points?
Yes, there is. As tu progress through the story you'll also be able to earn house points – and once tu get to the end of the first book tu can carry on earning points to help your house win the House Cup.
Would tu say pottermore is a social network for fans of Harry Potter?
Not really. pottermore isn’t trying to compete with sites like facebook o the Harry Potter foros and fan sites that are already out there. Once you’ve signed up to pottermore you’ll be able to find and invite your facebook friends (if you're over thirteen) and leave comentarios in your house common room and the Great Hall, but pottermore isn't a social networking site where tu can share personal information o chat in forums.
I saw the Sony logo at the parte superior, arriba of Pottermore.com. What's Sony's involvement with the site?
Sony is the primary partner of Pottermore. They have been consulted and involved in the development of the site experience and will offer a range of products and services to pottermore users.
Is pottermore the Harry Potter encyclopedia?
J.K. Rowling has written exclusive new material especially for pottermore giving unique insights, back stories and additional information about the characters, places and objects in the Harry Potter series. For now, pottermore is the only place you’ll be able to find new information from J.K. Rowling about Harry’s world, and we'll be releasing this material as each of the seven libros appears on the site.
Once I've been sorted, will I be able to change houses?
J.K. Rowling has created a series of preguntas for the Sorting Hat, and how tu answer these preguntas will determine which of the four houses you’ll be in. Once you've been sorted, tu won't be able to change; the Sorting Hat's decision is final!
What formats will the ebooks be available in? Will I be able to read them on my iPad/Sony eReader/Kindle…?
The pottermore comprar is due to open in October. Our aim is to offer the ebooks in an as many formats as possible. We’ll provide más information closer to the time.
I’ve publicado my correo electrónico to the pottermore website – does this mean I’m registered with Pottermore.com?
Not yet. If you’ve publicado your correo electrónico address to the site, we'll use it to let tu know when site registration is open to everyone. In other words, once you’ve received an correo electrónico from us, you'll be able to visit Pottermore.com and complete the registration process.
Remember, to get into Hogwarts tu must have magical ability...
What's going to happen on 31 July?
We don't want to ruin the surprise but something will be happening on Pottermore.com on 31 July. Come back to the site, o keep an eye on the pottermore Insider (link
) and our pottermore Twitter feed for details