Picked out of a slush pile at Writer's House, the manuscript quickly made the rounds among publishers. Megan Tingley at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers made a major six-figure preemptive bid for three books. Within weeks of its release in 2005, the book debuted at No. 5 on the New York Times best seller list. There are over 8.4 million copies of Twilight in-print.
The highly-anticipated sequel, New Moon, was released in September 2006 and spent 31 weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times best seller list. The book was so highly anticipated by Meyer's eager fans that Advance Readers Copies were being sold on eBay for as high as $380. Five million copies of New Moon are in print and rights have been sold in 34 countries.
The third book in Meyer's Twilight saga, Eclipse was released on August 7, 2007 and sold 150,000 copies its first day on sale. The book debuted at No. 1 on best seller lists across the country, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. The book has 3.8 million copies in print. It was also a No. 1 best seller in Germany, Spain and Argentina.
The fourth and final book in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, was published on August 2, 2008, with a first printing of 3.2 million copies-the largest first printing in the publisher's history. Breaking Dawn sold 1.3 million copies its first day on sale rocketing the title to No. 1 on best seller lists nationwide. There are 4.2 million copies of Breaking Dawn in print.
2008 has been another landmark year for Meyer. On May 6, Little, Brown and Company released The Host, Meyer's first novel for adults which debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller lists.
Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.
Stephenie Meyer Facts
|Birth Name||Stephenie Morgan|
|Birthday||December 24, 1973 (44)|
|Birthplace||Hartford, Connecticut, USA|
|Height||5' 4" (1m63) How tall is Stephenie Meyer compared to you?|
|Twilight Saga: Eclipse|
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2|
|The Twilight Saga: Eclipse|
|Twilight In Volterra|
|Destination Forks: The Real World of Twilight|
|The Twilight Saga: New Moon|
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Extended Edition|
|Twilight Special Edition DVD Set Includes Bonus Disc With Exclusive Stephenie Meyer talks about the Twilight SagaTwilight Cast Interviews, Exclusive Red-Carpet Interviews,. music video: "Super Massive Black Hole" Paramore music video: "Decode" Linkin Park music video: "Leave Out All the Rest" Five extended scenes with director introductions Five deleted scenes with director|