Harry Potter series to be sold as e-books

By the Associated Press | June 23, 2011 | 6:59 AM EDT

FILE-In this Friday, July 20, 2007 file picture British author J.K. Rowling reacts during a photocall for the release of her latest Harry Potter book titled "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" at the Natural History Museum in London.Harry Potter fans are holding their collective breath as author J.K. Rowling gets set to reveal her latest project involving the boy wizard. Rowling has called a news conference Thursday in London to reveal details of "Pottermore," a mysterious website that has been taunting fans with the words "coming soon." (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter's adventures are going digital — J.K. Rowling says the boy wizard's adventures will be sold as e-books for the first time in October.

All seven novels will be available as audiobooks and ebooks in multiple languages through a new website, Pottermore.

Rowling also has written new Potter material for the interactive site.

The site immerses users in the boy wizard's world, combining elements of computer game, social network and online store. Rowling says it includes "information I have been hoarding" about the books' characters and settings.

Rowling unveiled the project Thursday in London. The site goes live July 31.

The last Harry Potter novel, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," was published in 2007.