Charlie Redmayne, CEO of Pottermore, spoke today to The Guardian about the fact that Pottermore currently has over 3 million users, and he added some more details about restrictions being eased up as well.
Redmayne also acknowledged issues with Pottermore’s community and promised change – although everything will continue to be moderated. “The community elements are too restrictive at the moment and we will be easing them up. Within a community, you need to be able to communicate,” he said. “In the next few weeks we will enable people to communicate more, but to do so in a completely safe environment.”
We will soon be able to see real names (no more random names, that make absolutely no sense)! Redmayne also said that Chamber of Secrets will not be available in the next few weeks, as he said earlier.
The site will also become more interactive, he promised, revealing that work is currently underway on launching the second book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. “It won’t be the next couple of weeks but we’re working to get it live as soon as possible,” he said. “What is going to become a given is that there will be a lot more interaction added. When book two goes online – and we’re working on that at the moment – it will be a real step up from the stuff in book one. There’ll be more from Jo, and more interactivity. And we will grow this over the seven books – you will see it becoming a broader and broader and richer and richer experience,” he said.
What do you look forward to seeing in Pottermore’s upcoming books?