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The Word: Harry Potter and the dastardly e-book

Harry Potter has been in everything from movies to video games to entire theme parks, but there’s one place he hasn’t appeared — on your e-reader.

Potter’s new task: Survive the e-book era

Harry Potter has been in everything from movies to video games to entire theme parks, but there’s one place he hasn’t appeared — on your e-reader. But that may soon be changing. According to an article in the Christian Science Monitor, author J.K. Rowling might be relenting on her “no e-book sales” stance for her best-selling series. “The e-book format is now something that is being actively considered,” Rowling’s agent confirmed over the weekend.

“It is akin to the Beatles allowing their music to be launched on iTunes,” says Claire Squires, director of Stirling University’s Centre for International Publishing and Communication, to the Scotsman.

The rights to digital publishing could add another $150 million to Rowling’s $1 billion fortune.

‘RHONJ’ sons beat down spin-off hopes

Although “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Caroline Manzo’s sons, Chris and Albie, were offered a reality show based on their bachelor lifestyle in Hoboken, N.J., a bar brawl last month in the Dominican Republic has caused Bravo to rethink their plans for the show. “The network had to deal with the issues caused by the fight and they just want to avoid any future trouble,” a source tells Radar Online.

N.J. guidos fighting in a bar? Haven’t they seen “Jersey Shore”? It’s reality TV gold!


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