SA Today has a new article on Stephenie’s books continuing to take over the best sellers list, breaking previous records. The article also mentions Stephenie working on a new unknown book.
Stephenie Meyer’s four-book Twilight series has sunk its fangs into USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list — with no signs of letting go. Meyer’s domination of the list for the past 12 months has smashed records that until now had belonged to J.K. Rowling.
Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the teen-vampire romance series, entered the list at No. 1 on Aug. 2, 2008. Its sales and those of Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse, the first three books, have remained staggering.
This week, Meyer’s novels are Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 7 on USA TODAY’s list.
Rowling, overall, has sold more books than Meyer — her seven-book series about boy wizard Harry Potter has 143 million copies in print in the USA, while Meyer has sold 40 million copies of her four books. But Rowling can’t match Meyer’s control of the list.
Breaking Dawn and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the two authors’ fourth installments, entered the list at No. 1, but Meyer’s series has had more staying power.
The Twilight books have stayed in the list’s top 10 for 52 consecutive weeks. They held the first four spots a total of 13 weeks in the past year.
Rowling’s first four Potter books were top 10 for 13 consecutive weeks, 24 weeks total, for the first year after Goblet’s publication and held the first four spots for two weeks.
Breaking Dawn broke the first-day sales record for publisher Hachette at 1.3 million copies.
Based on aggressive marketing of Meyer’s series, this November’s release of the film version of New Moon and the upcoming holiday gift-buying season, Twilight books could dominate the list well into 2010.
“The books continue to find new audiences,” says Carol Fitzgerald of BookReporter.com, “so sales can still roll on bigger and bigger. The Twilight graphic novel that was just announced is going to bring a whole new audience to the books, and interest in the movies will keep people reading the books, as well.”
The franchise is expanding further with Twilight Journals ($24.99), Oct. 13; New Moon Collector’s Edition ($30) Oct. 13; and various New Moon movie tie-in editions through the fall.When Meyer might publish a new novel isn’t known, says Megan Tingley of Hachette’s Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She’s “enjoying the writing process without a deadline or targeted publication date.”
This unknown book could be a sequel for The Host, Twilight’s Midnight Sun or something entirely new. Can’t wait to find out!
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