JK Rowling, who is of course the author of the hugely successful Harry Potter books, has just launched a website for fans entitled ‘Pottermore’ which you can visit by clicking here.
As fans of the Potter franchise will be aware, Rowling has previously stated that she won’t be writing any more epic Potter tales, so she explained to the Daly Mirror that ‘Pottermore’ is a way for her to “give something back” to her fans.
She said, “I wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years, and to bring the stories to a new digital generation…
“Just as I have contributed to the website, everyone else will be able to join in by submitting their comments, drawings and other content.”
On Pottermore, visitors will be able to work their way through the Harry Potter books and follow Harry to Hogwarts where they can become student wizards themselves.
The website, which incorporates access to a social-networking forum is also in part a game, gives fans access to deleted chapters from the original books and “insights” from the author.
Rowling added, “Back in 1998 I knew I was generating a lot more material than would ever appear in the books.
“To me at the time I thought, ‘Who would ever want to know the significance of all these different wand woods?’
“This was all in my head. The only way I could imagine ever putting that material out there was in a printed book.
“The world has kind of outstripped me.”
If you’d like to take part in Pottermore, you can register as of today for an online challenge which culminates on the website on July 31.
The free website will be open to all visitors in October, which coincides with the release of all seven books in an electronic format.