Days after the blogworld was abuzz about Stephenie Meyer's decision to not finish Midnight Sun and instead provide the first twelve chapters to the reading public after learning that the leak had been online for over a week, the mainstream press has started to report on it. Purportedly Meyer could have sold the domestic rights to Midnight Sun for at least $5 million and that deciding to move onto different publishing projects Meyers is turning away a substantial amount of money. The publisher denies that the leak came from Meyer or the publisher which is likely true. The leak came from someone else. We don't know whether it is an authorized leak or whether Meyer will not finish it. She's tabling it for now.
One part of the article that I found surprising is that only 165 fans of the millions of readers of Meyers books have signed a petition urging Meyers to finish Midnight Sun.
Via Wall Street Journal. Thanks, Kay, for the link.