The Twilight phenomenon continues!

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Lagardère Publishing

Paris, January 30, 2009

42 million copies of the saga sold worldwide!
1,7 million copies of the Fascination saga sold in France!

The Stephenie Meyer phenomenon
An unknown just four years ago, Stephenie Meyer is now an international phenomenon of the likes of J.K. Rowling.
The story of Bella’s love for the seductive young vampire, Edward, has delighted millions of young girls around the world.

An international phenomenon!

  • 42 million copies of the saga sold worldwide
  • Rights sold in 35 countries
  • No. 1 in the best-seller lists in the United States for weeks on end!
  • Volume 4: 3.7 million copies of Breaking Dawn printed in the USA (1.3 million copies sold on the first day of publication!!)

In France

  • 1,7 million copies of the Twilight saga sold under the name Fascination!
  • Volume 4 was published on 22 October 2008 and went straight to the top of the best-seller lists.
  • Featured in the Top Express list for five weeks! (all book categories combined)
  • Its success has introduced the saga to a wider audience and boosted sales of volume 1: over 300,000 copies sold and no. 3 in the Top Express list in January 2009!
  • Every volume in the saga is listed in the top 20!!!
    An exceptional cinema release:
  • 140,960 tickets sold for the first day
  • Part 2 of the saga is currently being filmed and is scheduled for release in the United States on 20 November 2009

An exceptional cinema release:

  • 140,960 tickets sold for the first day and over 686,713 over the first weekend.
  • Part 2 of the saga is currently being filmed and is scheduled for release in the United States on 20 November 2009

Press contact :

Cécile Benhamou - 01 43 92 32 10 - cbenhamou@hachette-livre.fr

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