Charlie Hebdo Paris Attack
A woman places a drawing and a pen at a makeshift memorial outside the Consulate General of France during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of an attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in San Francisco, California.Reuters

The latest issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the first since the deadly terror attack last week, is finding many takers for its three million copies in 25 countries, with some willing to pay as high as $500 against its usual cover price of $3.50 (in France).

However, the issue may not be immediately available outside France on Wednesday. The magazine's usual circulation is about 60,000 copies, with close to 4,000 international buyers.

The new issue features a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed on the cover.

Bidding on ebay showed several netizens pushing beyond $500 to get the copy, which also comprises cartoons by several of the cartoonists gunned down in the attack.

Initially, only one million copies will be printed, but the huge demand across the world could see the number rise to three million. 

"We have requests for 300,000 copies throughout the world - and demand keeps rising by the hour," Michel Salion, a spokesman for MPL, which distributes Charlie Hebdo told Reuters.

In the United States, about 300 copies will be circulated by LMPI, a distributor of foreign magazines and newspapers in the next few days, according to TIME magazine, though the demand is likely to be much higher.

Distributors in UK will circulate up to 2,000 copies in the next few days, and Canada will also see similar figures.

India will receive copies of the new edition as well, according to the French distribution company, AFP reported. MPL has said that the new edition will be available in many countries that previously never received it, such as Australia and India. 

People are also enquiring on Twitter about how to get the new edition.

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