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Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer Sells 150,000 Copies in First Day

EclipseStephenie Meyer, author of Eclipse, might not yet be JK Rowling but she sold 150,000 copies of her third book on Tuesday. The original print run was 1,000,000, but after first day sales, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers have gone back for a second printing.

I am thinking, though, that the momentum won’t hold. I was disappointed in Eclipse. Other adult fans were disappointed. Even the teen fans were disappointed.

The Shelf Awareness article noted that “Meyer has built her audience quietly, relying “on the Internet for promotion–with an active presence” on MySpace and her own website.” That really isn’t accurate. Meyer did a book tour for the second release, New Moon, and held a prom party that drew hundreds from all over the world.

Via ShelfAwareness.

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4 Comments

  1. Sarah
    Aug 13, 2007 @ 12:33:02

    Hi – I work at chapters.indigo – a Canadian bookstore. We are noticing a huge uptake in Stephenie Meyer books! I’m not sure I agree with the comment that the momentum won’t hold…it seems to be growing!

    Due to the interest in Stephenie, we arranged for an exclusive interview with her and have posted the transcript on our web-site. You can read what Stephenie thinks about the twilight series and how she feels eclipse compares to New Moon.

    http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/Stephenie_Meyer_Page/Stephenie_Meyer_Page-promo.html?s_campaign=blog_stephenie_meyer

    From the interview, you can tell she really loves the series.

    Hope you find it interesting.
    Sarah

  2. Carrie
    Nov 05, 2007 @ 23:32:09

    You say here that teen and adult fans were disappointed in Eclipse, yet I beg to differ. A vast majority of the fans I’ve spoken to about the book love it just as much as the first and second of the series, whether they are teens or adults, and I can assure you I’ve spoken to quite a few members of the Twilight fandom.
    I suggest that in future articles, you do not speak for others, especially when whom you’re speaking for may think something much different.

  3. {C.y.N.t.H.i.A}...freaking mackey
    Dec 14, 2007 @ 14:13:52

    UMM ROBERT PATTINSON SHOULD NOT <img src="http://pp" alt="< DEFF. SHOULD NOT BE EDWARD..IF HE IS THEN NOBODYS GOING TO WATCH THE MOVIE! I THINK THAT HENRY CAVILL SHOULD PLAY EDWARD.....HES AMAZZZING! AND UMM EVERYBODY I KNOW THATS READ THE SERIES LIKES IT SO ITS NOT A DISAPOINTMENT!!!
    <3cyntiha

  4. {C.y.N.t.H.i.A}...freaking mackey
    Dec 14, 2007 @ 14:15:57

    UMM ROBERT PATTINSON SHOULD NOT DEFF. SHOULD NOT BE EDWARD..IF HE IS THEN NOBODYS GOING TO WATCH THE MOVIE! I THINK THAT HENRY CAVILL SHOULD PLAY EDWARD.....HES AMAZZZING! AND UMM EVERYBODY I KNOW THATS READ THE SERIES LIKES IT SO ITS NOT A DISAPOINTMENT!!!
    <3cyntiha

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