Sorry to hear about the missing pages from your book. If it's any consolation, there were some similar errors on Sister Claire, some of which were due to pages being lost while editing for the book (5 years ago I didn't know how to well-organize my files!) and some issues were due to the printer fucking up, like the "1" as in "Book 1" being gone from the spine. Just say these are quirks of the first edition, they make it a unique collectable. =)
I did lose a lot of files from book 1 when my computer crashed, and I was so focused on making sure I found/redrew those pages that these other pages slipped right past me. I remember the printers being confused when I turned in the files, saying it was 4 less than I’d originally said I was going to use, and now I know where that discrepancy came from.
I will take this time to say, though, the printers did an excellent job with what I gave them. Nice sturdy covers, perfect spot gloss, nice shiny pages, crisp art. It’s pretty beautiful.
And yeah, I’m just gonna work extra hard to become SUPER MEGA SUCCESSFUL AND FAMOUS so that these first editions will make everyone who has one millionaires. I think that’s a fair trade. I forget a couple pages, then I dedicate my life to making everyone millionaires. Gonna do it!