Saturday, June 19, 2010

'Bree Tanner' Sells 700,000 Copies In The U.S.

I've previously reported,here, on that "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" was on track to be the best seller of the year in the UK. Well, now we're learning that "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" seems to be holding up just as well in sales in the US, too! Fans were given a choice: purchase the book starting June 5th, or wait until June 7th and read the book for free online - so the fact that the book,more so a short story,is doing so well is amazing!
Bree Tanner Cover

Twilight fans are, unsurprisingly, sinking their fangs into/slaking their thirst with/insert vampire pun here for Stephenie Meyer’s The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. The new novella currently tops USA Today’s best-seller list and Little, Brown estimates they have already sold 700,000 copies in the United States. Deadline reports that that the British bookstore chain Waterstones expects to sell more copies of Bree Tanner than of any other book this year.

What really makes Bree Tanner‘s sales remarkable, though, is the fact that the novella is also available for free online at until July 5 (the site does not permit you to print the text or to download it to an e-reader, so you have to click through the virtual pages on your computer screen). That means fans of the series are standing in line and shelling out their money in droves for something they could consume without opening their wallets. Even so, Little, Brown estimates that only 75,000 people have read the book in its entirety on the website.

Congrats to Stephenie! That's six for six now (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, The Host, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner)!

{Via EW Shelf Life}

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