The victory actually belongs to Stephenie Meyer, the mastermind behind the Twilight series and the person who can take pride of beating out Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling.
While Rowling can boast she sold more books (143 million vs 40 million), Stephenie's epic vampire love tale has held its own on the USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list longer than any other author, including Rowling.
As of this week, the four books making up the Twilight Saga are numbers 4, 5, 6 and 7 on the list. They've held the first four spots a total of 13 weeks in the past year and have remained in the Top Ten for 52 consecutive weeks. That beats Rowling by a long shot, as her first four novels were top 10 for only 13 consecutive weeks!
Furthermore, with the second novel, New Moon, premiering in November and the holiday season rapidly approaching, there doesn't seem to be an end in sight for the Twilight Saga's popularity.
Course, Stephenie could help her numbers along if she wrote another book in the series. Rowling wrote seven.
C'mon - you know you want to! Rack in on that vampire blood money! Please!
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