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Subject: Here is an odd problem..
Date Posted: 12/6/2012 2:17 PM ET
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I received a Stuart Woods book, while I was reading it it suddenly hopped from page from page 64 to 257.  Assuming that the missing section was elsewhere, I flipped along and found that the missing

section was not  there at all, rather one section was in there twice.  As anyone ever experienced this?  Maybe I have a rare error, like a double die coin, and it is worth tons of money :) - jc

Date Posted: 12/6/2012 2:23 PM ET
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Hi John,

I've run into this several times with paperbacks.

Date Posted: 12/6/2012 2:35 PM ET
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Yeah, probably not worth any money.

It happens. If it is a book that is still in print, usually you can contact the publisher and they will send you a replacement.

I've actually done that once or twice with misprints. Just recently received a brand new copy of Gena Showalter's latest book because someone here sent me a copy with 40 pages missing due to a misprint, (which they knew about but "forgot" before they mailed it arrrrghhhhh). I natually didn't mark the book RWAP because I didn't notice until I was reading it several weeks later.

I've got another published-in-2012 paperback sitting on my desk right now where there is about 50 or so pages where only the right hand page is printed ... all the left hand pages are just blank. So, I'm missing the back of each page, for 50 pages. I need to contact the publisher on that one, too.

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Date Posted: 12/6/2012 2:37 PM ET
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Yes, I've had that happen. Not often but it does. I got several copies of the same brand new book in a box from freecycle once and the cover and first few pages were upside down from the rest of the book. I assume they must have come from a discarded batch since there were several of them and they were new. 

Date Posted: 12/6/2012 4:23 PM ET
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I had something similar to that once. I ordered a book from Amazon.  A 50 page section was backwards and upside down in the middle of the book.  Amazon sent me a replacement and it had the same problem. At that point I just flipped the book over, read those pages, flipped it back and got a refund. 


Date Posted: 12/7/2012 7:11 AM ET
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I had one where 40 pages were missing, but they duplicated 40 other pages in their place. Had gotten it on sale, but still..............

Date Posted: 12/7/2012 8:35 PM ET
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Yeah, it happened to my sister once and she just returned it to the store to get a new one.

Sara is right.  A lot of the times the publisher will send you a corrected one if you ask.

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Date Posted: 12/8/2012 1:58 PM ET
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I had a cookbook that had a missing section and then another section duplicated.  I had gotten it from Amazon.  They sent a replacement and a call tag to send the bad one back.  I guess they send it back to the publisher.?

Date Posted: 12/9/2012 10:19 AM ET
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I once had a romance novel that not only had a section missing, but in its place was a chunk of a Stephen King book.  Talk about a disjointed read ...

I agree with the suggestions to contact the publisher, and that it isn't likely to be worth money -- who wants to collect a book with 200 pages missing?

Those wonky books are returned to the publisher, or destroyed by the bookstore, as the publisher commands.