‘Bree Tanner’ by Stephenie Meyer – Little, Brown Books
Just a few hours ago, it was announced that Stephenie Meyer’s The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella had sold over a quarter of a million copies in the United Kingdom – positioning it to be the number one book of the year there – and now, Entertainment Weekly reports that the Bree Tanner novella has sold over 700,000 copies in the United States.
Another interesting piece of information brought forth by EW‘s report is the staggeringly low number of people who have taken up the opportunity to read the book in its entirety online (at BreeTanner.com).
“Little, Brown, Meyer’s publisher, estimates that only 75,000 people have read the book in its entirety on the website,” EW reports.
Bree Tanner book sales in the U.S. have put the novella at the top of USA Today‘s best-seller list.
So, what do you think it is about having the physical copy that has driven this amount of fans to purchase the book rather than reading it for free online? Is it the memorabilia/collectible aspect or is it the support of Stephenie Meyer’s charity of choice? Your thoughts?
By the way, that’s six for six for Stephenie Meyer. That’s one impressive record of book sales.
Source : Twilight Examiner