Bloomsbury Children’s Books are to reinvent the children’s hardback and paperback editions of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series. Redesigned inside and out, all seven books will feature covers by award-winning artist Jonny Duddle. Along with the brand new artwork and an updated author biography, the editions will also be reset to create a child-friendly reading experience for a new generation of readers. The titles will also contain highlights from Pottermore, the digital platform for Harry Potter. All seven titles will be published on 1st September 2014.
Bloomsbury has also collaborated with Pottermore to highlight how readers can discover more about the world of Harry Potter on Pottermore.com from J.K. Rowling. This information will feature in the back of the new children’s editions.
This is only the beginning of an exciting new era for the Harry Potter books. As previously announced Bloomsbury and Pottermore will publish Jim Kay’s fully illustrated colour edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in autumn 2015. The books will be available in hardback and eBook formats and the remaining titles will publish annually from then on. Even more exciting Harry Potter plans will be announced at the London Book Fair in April. [ X ]