JK Rowling’s Harry Potter website ‘Pottermore’ launches early

Registration now open to interactive website - but only if you find 'The Magical Quill'

Harry Potter author JK Rowling‘s website has been billed as an “online experience like no other” and will be a place “built by the reader”, where fans can “share, participate in and rediscover the stories.” It will also be the exclusive place to purchase the e-books of the Harry Potter series.

A certain number of fans will be able to secure their early entry to Pottermore for the seven-day-period which started yesterday (July 31). The successful entrants will be contacted on August 7, and will be able to use the website. Although registration for day two is now closed, the message on the homepage of Pottermore says:

Those of you would like the chance to gain early access to Pottermore must find The Magical Quill and then submit their registration details. Each day, from 31 July to 6 August, a clue will be revealed here. Solve the clue and you will be taken to The Magical Quill.

It goes on to say:

Be quick, The Magical Quill won’t be there for long and registration will only be open while spaces are still available each day.

So far, demand to register for Pottermore has been high, with it experiencing several crashes due to the “overwhelming demand” of users accessing the site.

Rowling finished the final Harry Potter book in 2007 and has often reiterated that she will not write any more in the series. The final film, meanwhile – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two – was released in the UK on July 15.