Would-be wizards wend their way to the web

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Would-be wizards wend their way to the web

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Enough of the world of magic: Harry Potter has gone digital.

To coincide with the release of the eighth and last film from the franchise, author JK Rowling has launched an interactive website for would-be wizards.

Rowling also revealed the seven novels would be available in ebook form from October.

Speaking to Muggle journalists in London, she said: “This is free, so you don’t have to buy anything to access what you have seen today. You don’t have to pay to get the extra material, you don’t have to buy a single thing to go on to Pottermore.”

This is major news in the publishing world.

More than 400 million Harry Potter novels have been sold worldwide and ebooks could reach an even wider audience.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” is due for imminent screen release.

It is the eighth and final instalment of the boy wizard’s story – and will bring to a close one of cinema’s most successful franchises.