Late last night I decided that I wanted to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Shallows (mock me now). It was pretty late, so I just figured I would download it to my iPad through my Kindle app or iBooks. No such luck. As it turns out, Harry Potter is not available digitally, and yes I did check overdrive too.
This bothers me for a couple of reasons:
1. What are the publishers waiting for? eBooks are here to stay. The technology works, and prevents “theft” of their property, so what’s the hold up?
2. This is also an accessibility issue. There are people in this country, and internationally, who only have access to books through digital means. These people are barred from reading.
3. I prefer books like Harry Potter on the iPad, and I’m sure I’m not alone in that.
I’m sorry Arthur A. Levine Books, but I will not purchase any of your books now, until you make them available in the medium I want!