Though sales have been good and steady, J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel was not released without some glitches. According to Mashable, the e-book versions of The Casual Vacancy had text so small, it was unreadable, and readers were not able to enlarge it.
The novel’s publisher, Hachette, has since taken the blame for the glitch and fixed the problem.
However, it seems the formatting glitch was one of several problems readers had with the The Casual Vacancy. Readers took to social media to complain about the price of the e-book ($17.99, as opposed to the typical $12.99) and the content itself. The Casual Vacancy is selling well, but not getting the rave reviews Rowling likely expected.
Have any of you bought or read the book yet? I’m about to put it on hold for myself at my library.