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"Twilight" sales: Never say die

Twilight I was under the mistaken impression that anyone who wanted to read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series had already read the books. Wow, was I wrong.

Publisher's Weekly reports that even shipping 22 million copies of Meyer's books wasn't enough to keep up with demand for the series, especially after the release of Twilight the movie. Publisher Hachette has gone back to the presses over the past few weeks to churn out 7.5 million more copies of the four books (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn). Apparently I am the only person who hasn't rushed out to grab a copy.

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Gina

Nope, you're not the only one. I'd never even heard of these books until the hype about the movie started. I might be interested in reading them, if it weren't for the fact that most fans of this movie/series are more rabid than a pack of hungry vampires, really off-putting.

Jacob Black

Whatever....at least people are READING!!! The series is written for kids, but it's good enough for a guilty pleasure...
-Team Jacob!

Connie

Amen to that. I know plenty of adults - some of whom are editors here, and they know who they are - who LOVE the books. Some might say one of them is obsessed...I also know of at least one book group of adults who are reading Twilight. So believe me, I'm not slagging them.

Reece

I was never interested in the book, until my high school students were reading it so much, that they convinced me to read it.

It was a great book and now I am hooked by this story! I am trying to get the second series. You should read it, you will not be disappointed.

HoCo

I'm with Gina. I'd never heard of these books until the movie soundtrack came out and knocked AC/DC out of No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a week before the movie even opened, and it suggested there's a huge fanbase out there for this thing called Twilight. Now I know. But, nope, haven't gone out to read the books or to see the movie. Not terribly interested. I did do the Harry Potter thing tho.

Connie

I haven't read the books but I have kept close tabs on gofugyourself's take on it (at least one of the writers hates those books) and I encourage everyone to read this hilariously insulting commentary: http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/go_fug_yourself/2008/12/fuglight.html

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