The fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter returns as an animated Kindle ebook

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Harry Potter and the Philisopher's Stone - Kindle in Motion edition

Jim Kay’s illustrated edition of The Philosopher’s Stone is available exclusively on Amazon in Kindle in Motion format.

The hardcover edition of the first Harry Potter book, with stunning illustrations by the award-winning illustrator Jim Kay, was published by Bloomsbury back in 2015.

Pottermore was teasing about the fully illustrated digital edition in July, and finally, the book has been released.

And it tends to be as exceptional as the original Jim Kay print edition. To make it simple: the glorious illustrations are brought to life in magic animations. And it’s possible thanks to the special digital format called Kindle in Motion.

In this Kindle in Motion edition, Jim Kay’s illustrations are available for the first time in a beautifully designed digital reading experience, with the artist’s interpretations of much-loved locations, characters and magical creatures newly animated to come alive on your device.

For instance, you can notice the smoke from the Hogwarts Express, see an animated portrait of Draco Malfoy, or witness the enchanting spectacle of the Sorting Ceremony. Take a look at what you can expect in the video trailer Pottermore has just released on YouTube:

The Kindle in Motion edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is available in English exclusively via Amazon and costs $9.99. For now on, only customers from the US are eligible to buy it.

You can also get the new enhanced edition in other Amazon stores. In the UK its price is set at £6.99.

Kindle in Motion is a special digital format that adds gif-like loop animations and video embeds to ebooks, enhancing the reading experience. What’s interesting, not only the content of the book but also the cover can be animated – and you can see it already on the book detail page on Amazon. Another interesting feature is that animations are optional. You can switch them off any time you want to focus on reading.

Kindle in Motion edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on Amazon

The new format was launched by Amazon in summer last year. So far, only twenty books are offered in this format in the Kindle Store. You can check them out in the Kindle in Motion homepage.

When you buy the Kindle in Motion edition, you can read it on any mobile device with the Kindle app (Amazon Fire, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc). You can also open and read it on the Kindle e-reader, but aminations will be displayed as still pictures.

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