Harry Potter is Out, Twilight is In

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J.K. Rowling can pass the torch over to Stephenie Meyer now.

Meyer’s Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in her Twilight series sold 1.3 million copies on its first day of release, August 2nd.

For those of you bad with math, that’s A LOT of books!

This past Friday night, thousands of bookstores and libraries hosted midnight parties across the country to help fuel these astounding figures.

We mentioned previously that due to the overwhelming demand for the title, the publisher went back for a second printing of 500,000 copies prior to publication, to the current in-print figure of 3.7 million copies.

The publisher has also confirmed the upcoming publication of The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide.

It will be available on December 30th.

The hardcover book will be the only official guide to the series and will provide readers with everything they need to further explore the world Meyer created in the Twilight Saga.

Said book will contain exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references and so much more!

We heart anything vampires!

Can’t wait to see the Twilight movie later this year!

[Image via WENN.]

Aug 5, 2008 12:34pm PDT

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