Some Harry Potter fans have found pages missing from their copies of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
Scholastic Incorporated, the book's publisher, says a few hundred of the 12 million copies of the book are reported to have pages missing.
The gaps have left hardcore Potter fans rushing to exchange them and some are keeping them as souvenirs of the book's epic release.
Officials at Scholastic said that with such a massive printing, a few problems were probably unavoidable. Eight-point-three million copies of the final installment of J-K Rowling's fantasy series sold in the first 24 hours.
Scholastic spokeswoman Sara Sinek says that as of today, the company has only heard of “a few hundred” instances of books with missing pages. She also said Scholastic is happy to replace any book with a defect and advised customers to take defective books back to the place where they were purchased.
But by this morning, several copies of the misprinted books were offered for sale on eBay, with opening bids as high as $30.