Harry Potter fans have already been graced this year with the two-book release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s stage play script in July, but muggles can rejoice yet again. Pottermore’s Susan L. Jurevics announced in a press release today that the first three eBook shorts of Pottermore Presents, a series featuring stories and J.K. Rowling’s first-person reflections about the wizarding world, will be published on Sept. 6.
“Pottermore Presents is intended to supplement the Harry Potter book series with short-form content that is entertaining and thematically curated by the Pottermore editorial team,” said Jurevics. “The eBooks will delight readers as they take them beyond the Harry Potter stories and deeper into the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling’s writing in these collections reveals intricate details of her characters’ lives, their histories, as well as her inspiration.”
The collection will be composed of pieces of Rowling’s writing that were originally published on Pottermore, in addition to new work. Averaging 10,000 words long, the eBooks are designed to be read in roughly an hour on e-readers, computers, tablets and phones, and cost just $2.99 a pop. The covers, pictured below, were designed by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (a.k.a. MinaLima), the graphic design team behind the artwork of the Harry Potter films.
Here are descriptions of the first three titles, per Pottermore’s announcement:
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into the nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school itself, unfurling everything from details about the Hogwarts ghosts, to what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. You’ll learn more about the troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.
Finally, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore celebrates the colourful staff of Hogwarts. There’s more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.
Here’s the short version: lovers of the wizarding world, rejoice. It’s time to dive back in—that is, if you ever left.
Once they are released in September, you’ll be able to purchase the Pottermore Presents series via Pottermore here. Find pre-order info and links here.