Not many people read The Cuckoo’s Calling before word leaked out over the weekend that author Robert Galbraith was, in fact, J.K. Rowling. But a handful who did, managed to get a signed copy…
And that could mean a lot of money.
Rowling spokesperson Nicky Stonehill told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Rowling, the ‘Harry Potter’ author, signed a few copies of her detective novel as ‘Robert Galbraith’.
Bids for a first edition signed as Galbraith have topped R9 000,00 on eBay. Stonehill declined to comment on how any reader obtained a signed copy.
The Cuckoo’s Calling was published quietly in April and is now No. 1 on Amazon.com, and publisher Little, Brown and Company has commissioned a new printing of 300 000 copies.