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Signed copies of secret J.K. Rowling book 'Cuckoo's Calling' already selling for $1,000 on eBay



NEW YORK (AP) 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 spokeswoman 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 $1,000 on eBay. Stonehill declined to comment on how any reader obtained a signed copy.

“The Cuckoo's Calling” was published quietly in April. It is now No. 1 on Amazon.com and publisher Little, Brown and Company has commissioned a new printing of 300,000 copies.

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