USA Today announced that The Twilight Saga has broke a record previously held by the Harry Potter series:
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.
Read it all HERE
Can you believe it’s been 1 year already since Breaking Dawn was released? =]
Also, the Special Edition of Breaking Dawn is being released this Tuesday, August 4th!
★ An exclusive Breaking Dawn Concert Series DVD featuring a performance by Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld and a conversation with Stephenie Meyer and Justin Furstenfeld.
★ A reproduction of the personal, handwritten lyrics for My Never fromJustin Furstenfeld.
★ A limited-edition, full-color Bella & Edward poster (on reverse side of book jacket).
★ And more!
Pre-order it on Amazon HERE!
The Hollywood Reporter interviews Robert Pattinson in which he states that there will be a Breaking Dawn film but doesn’t know when Summit Entertainment will begin production.
Robert Pattinson, who shot to stardom in “Twilight” and is now filming the second and third movies in the franchise, confirmed Tuesday in Cannes that there will be a fourth installment of the vampire franchise based on the book “Breaking Dawn.”
Pattinson told The Hollywood Reporter that he is committed to starring in the final outing to date but doesn’t know when backers Summit Entertainment will begin production because of the actor’s jam-packed shooting schedule.
Read the article here.
This fall, publisher Little, Brown will be releasing four Twilight Saga themed journals featuring the covers of the books. Also on August 4th, the Breaking Dawn Special Edition will be released which include: a DVD of the Breaking Dawn concert series and interviews with Stephenie Meyer.
Stephenie Meyer might have already released her Twilight finale, but that doesn’t mean fans of the franchise will have to let go of the series just yet. Little, Brown will be publishing several books this fall that are tied in with the franchise. Along with movie tie-in literature for this year’s New Moon adaptation, the publisher will also release a limited special edition of Breaking Dawn, as well as journals that feature cover art for all four books.
According to a press release from the publisher, the Breaking Dawn Special Edition, on stands Aug. 4, will include a DVD of the Breaking Dawn concert series and interviews with Meyer. Those who pick up the hardcover book can also expect a poster and reproduction of handwritten lyrics for “My Never,” by Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld. The Twilight Journals (pictured), out Oct. 13, are packaged in a tin and include “decorative
View the article at EW here.
MTV has an article about a few sites saying that Breaking Dawn has received the green light to be made into a movie and will start shooting in spring of 2010. But a rep for Summit Entertainment, the film’s producer, told MTV News that the report is untrue.
“Breaking Dawn” has reportedly gotten the green light by Summit Entertainment, as the fourth movie in the “Twilight” saga, according to TheWrap.com, although a rep for Summit Entertainment, the film’s producer, told MTV News late Monday afternoon that the report is untrue.
TheWrap.com reports that a source close to the film’s production said that “Breaking Dawn” will start shooting in the spring of 2010.
“Breaking Dawn” would follow production of the third “Twilight” film, “Eclipse,” which Drew Barrymore recently revealed she won’t be directing. Chris Weitz replaced Catherine Hardwicke on “New Moon,” and it is widely believed that Juan Antonio Bayona will tackle “Eclipse,” although a director has yet to be confirmed by Summit.
Read the rest of the article here.
Amazon & Borders now have the Breaking Dawn Special Edition available to pre-order online, which will be released on July 14, 2009!
Description: This special edition of the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer’s riveting vampire love saga includes a full color poster and other exclusives.
See it on Amazon and Borders!
Borders has a new 18 month calender available for pre-order! It covers July 2009 to December 2010, you can pre-order it here.
Get your EXCLUSIVE 18-month Twilight calendar from Borders. Spend every day with the cast of Twilight from July 2009 through December 2010. Gorgeous color stills from the film will help you count down to the release of New Moon.
You won’t find this 18-month calendar anywhere else!
Twilight’s success was mentioned on this book companies site:
“…and of course Stephenie Meyer have made for a great summer season. We sold almost 2000 of the Stephenie Meyer new release Breaking Dawn, and the earlier volumes have been flying off the shelf as well.”
See their page here.
*Thanks to Jessica G for the tip =]