The Wall Street Journal reports that The Cuckoo’s Calling will receive a 300,000-copy reprint, as announced by Mulholland Books, the book’s publisher.
The Cuckoo’s Calling is currently sold out on Barnes and Noble.com and Amazon.com, and print copies are running scarce after the announcement that J.K. Rowling was the true author of the novel. New copies of the book will begin to ship later this week.
On Saturday, the Sunday Times revealed that J.K. Rowling was the real author behind The Cuckoo’s Calling, using Robert Galbraith as a pseudonym. Prior to the announcement, The Cuckoo’s Calling has received universal praise but the sales have been far from stellar, especially on Rowling standards. Sales reports have varied, with numbers between 500 to 1,500 copies sold.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the publisher has declined to say how many hardcover editions of the book are currently in print in the U.S. “Over the weekend, a spokeswoman for Barnes & Noble described the book as a slow seller until the Sunday Times (London) unveiled Ms. Rowling as the author,” the article reports.
There has already been confirmation that J.K. Rowling will be noted as the real author in the author biography. In other words, the book and its sequels will continue to be written and published under the name of Robert Galbraith.
Here’s to hoping everyone will receive their copies soon!