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An Oyster subscription now gets you the entire Harry Potter series

An Oyster subscription now gets you the entire Harry Potter series


The app will house all seven novels, plus three additional J.K. Rowling titles

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Ebook subscription service Oyster just increased its value in the witchcraft and wizardry community: the company has added the entire Harry Potter series to its library. The app, which offers users a buffet of books for a flat monthly fee, will add all seven Harry Potter novels, plus J.K. Rowling's faux-nonfiction titles, Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard to its catalog.

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To carry the titles, Oyster teamed up with Pottermore, the all-things-Potter web portal. Earlier this month, Oyster's ebook count hit 1 million thanks to a partnership with the publishing giant Macmillan.

Oyster's partnership with Macmillan covered only the publishing house's back catalog. Harry Potter is dated (the final book in the series came out in 2007), and the original series is already available on Kindle Unlimited, but a boost right now couldn't hurt. In October, Rowling announced 2001's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be released as a three-part film series beginning in 2016.

Last year, Oyster co-founder Willem van Lancker told us the company's goal was to foster "a deeper sense of community around books." With Harry Potter, that work has already been done for Oyster — the franchise comes with its own built-in community.