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Finally! Pottermore will open in April

After lengthy beta testing, the Harry Potter website Pottermore will be open to the public starting in early April.

By / March 8, 2012

The Pottermore website will be fully open in April, according to the website's official blog.

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Pottermore, the much-anticipated website which promises an immersive Harry Potter experience but which got bogged down in testing delays, announced today that it would be opening officially early next month.

“We know that the extended wait for those wishing to be part of Pottermore has been frustrating,” read a post on Pottermore Insider, the official blog for the website. “And we’d like to thank you all for your patience so far.”

The website had been open in a beta mode, and the post on Pottermore Insider said that because of the beta testing, a decision was made to switch the website to an entirely new platform.

“This ‘invisible’ change has involved a lot of work behind the scenes but it will enable our users to get the best from Pottermore as it grows and develops,” the post read.

According to the Pottermore Insider post, more features and extras will be added to the website over the next few weeks before the official opening.

The Pottermore website will be the only official source for Harry Potter e-books, but Mark Hutchinson, a spokesperson for author J.K. Rowling, told the Associated Press that a date for Potter e-book availability has not yet been confirmed.

Molly Driscoll is a Monitor contributor.

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