October 6, 2014

Hi Friends -

The Storytellers

On Wednesday I, along with Lionsgate, Women in Film, Facebook and Tongal, announced an exciting new project: “The Storytellers – New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga” (or if you’re following the hashtags on social media: #TwilightStories for short.) We are teaming up to find five aspiring female filmmakers to create short films based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe.

We’re excited to have Twilight fans participate in a variety of ways; I’m looking forward to finding out which characters you’re most interested in. If you want to refresh your memories on their stories, they’re located in the Twilight Official Guide. Which do you think are the most cinematic?

One thrilling part of the project is the amazing group of ladies teaming with me to mentor these aspiring filmmakers: actress Kristen Stewart, Academy Award winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Lee, the award-winning writer and one of the directors of Disney’s global blockbuster Frozen, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, Emmy Award-winning actress Julie Bowen, and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman. All of these women have dedicated their careers to getting female voices on the big and small screen. It’s something that I care about passionately, and it’s truly a great honor to be able to participate in a project that will help discover new female voices.

There will be much more and I look forward to sharing all the details of how you can be involved in the coming days ahead. I’ll be sharing most of the updates through Fickle Fish Films (my production Company) website and social media accounts so make sure you're following if you don’t want to miss anything.

February 4, 2014

austenland-dvdHey everyone!

Happy Late New Year! (Can't believe how fast the time has gone!)

I have some exciting news just in time for Valentine's Day! You might remember that my production company Fickle Fish Films released our film Austenland, based on the novel by Shannon Hale last Fall. Well, the movie will finally be available for you to watch at home! It's coming to DVD/Blu-ray and Digital next Tuesday, February 11th! You can watch Mr. Nobley and Martin duke it out for the attentions of Jane Hayes from the comfort of your own home, in your pjs or maybe for a Girl's Night In with your pals. It also makes a great Valentine's date (the romance is cleverly hidden behind layers of hilarious comedy! Your significant other will never suspect)!

Speaking of Girl's Night In, we actually have some fun Austenland screening events happening all over the country this coming Friday. The event is called "Jane's Night In" and there are 15 bloggers & authors--including director Jerusha Hess and author Shannon Hale--participating and throwing events for their friends. You can follow along with the fun on Twitter & Instagram- look for the hashtags #JanesNightIn and #Austenland. Plus we'll be posting to the official Austenland Facebook page. Want to throw your own #JanesNightIn? Check out this Pinterest board of ideas and some of the very goodies they'll be enjoying the night of!

Here are the authors & bloggers participating:

Jane's Night In, #janesnightin, Austenland,

If you're in the US, we're giving away a few Blu-Rays of the film with a fun Facebook called Jane's Madness. Forget basketball, we're having Jane Austen's male characters face off, head to head. Make your way over to the Austenland Facebook page to fill out your own brackets for a chance to win!

We hope you enjoy the film. Until next time! Tally ho!

Love,
Steph

Ps: Follow Fickle Fish on Instagram and like us on Facebook for updates on our upcoming projects!

August 14, 2013

Hi everyone,

I'm just back from my short publicity tour for Austenland, and very glad to be home with my boys. I hope you all are having a wonderful summer with your families, and that you have a few more weeks to enjoy (unlike Arizona, where we were back to school last week).

With all the travelling, I only just heard about the current controversy, and I am both surprised and dismayed. I am horrified that my words could be construed in any way to mean that I am "over" the lovely people who embraced Twilight, made it such a huge hit, and changed my life. The time I've spent with my fans has been one of the most precious gifts of this whole experience and I will certainly never forget them or think of them with anything but immense gratitude. I was lucky enough to see a few of them Tuesday night at the Apple "Meet the Filmmakers" event, and they were so lovely! I'm always surprised and touched that people still care about my stories.

Any of you who have ever watched me answer a question live, especially to an indulgent inquirer like a fansite, know that I do tend to go on. Though I try to be as concise as possible to make editing easier for whichever news outlet I'm working with, I'm (still) not very good at it. If you look at the Variety article, you'll notice that I'm speaking in very short statements. Of course, I didn't actually. I spoke in run-on paragraphs and made the poor, sweet man who interviewed me comb through painstakingly trying to find a few completed sentences that he could use to convey the idea of what I was saying. Unfortunately, in shortening the interview to a usable size, some of the meaning of what I was trying to say was lost, and I believe the statements I made ended up sounding much more harsh than I meant them.

Even those of you who love Twilight the most (in fact, especially those who love it the most) have probably noticed that there's been just a teensy little bit of backlash following the success of the books and films. I try my hardest to be thick-skinned, but I'm not much better at that than I am at brevity. So when I speak of Twilight becoming a negative place for me, it is entirely that near-omnipresent Twilight antipathy that I am speaking of. And I'm not complaining or saying it's unfair—I totally understand and even empathize with its existence. I'm just saying that Twilight isn't the wholly positive place for me that it once was.

Also, in regards to being "over it," I will admit, it's getting harder to answer the same questions about Twilight that I've been answering for the past decade (especially when I'm so excited to talk about Austenland). I can only imagine you are just as over reading those same answers. And the little bit about posting which characters died? That was referring to a solemn oath I made years and years ago to some cool fans. I swore I would not take to my grave the ideas I had for future stories, even if all I could to was list the outcomes in bullet points.

So please, never think I don't appreciate the people who read, watch, and love Twilight. I am grateful for your existence every single day. Thanks for the most amazing decade!

Love,

Steph

August 12, 2013

Hey everyone (who still reads my semiannual updates),

I'm in New York this week doing press for the release of AUSTENLAND. Today (and possibly Tuesday), I will be posting some "day in the life of a producer on tour" updates on the AUSTENLAND Facebook page (facebook.com/OfficialAustenlandMovie). Also, if you're in NYC this Tuesday (August 13th), I'll be at the Apple Store in Soho with AUSTENLAND director Jerusha Hess for their "Meet the Filmmaker" series, and you're invited. Hope to see you there!

Steph


Here are the details for those who are close enough to make it to the event:

Apple Store Soho
103 Prince Street at Greene
7:00PM - 8:00PM

--Seth the Webmaster

July 19, 2013

Hey everyone!

Hope you are all having a fantastic summer and staying cool somehow. Just a quick note: Sony Classic's official Austenland site is live today! It's super fun, and will be a great resource as Austenland starts traveling to new cities.

Thanks,
Steph

July 8, 2013

The Austenland trailer can now be viewed on-line at Yahoo! Movies.

--Seth the Webmaster

July 3, 2013

Below is information and links for Austenland. It will be released in New York and LA on August 16, 2013.

Austenland Poster

Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialAustenlandMovie
Twitter: twitter.com/AustenlandMovie
Website: visitaustenland.com

More updates coming soon...

--Seth the Webmaster

March 29, 2013

Hi all!

The press tour is over and I'm so happy to be home. And I'm super excited that The Host is now in theaters! All of us who worked on the film are so proud of it and thrilled with how it turned out. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Love,
Steph

P.S. Those of you who have watched some of the press surrounding the release of The Host have probably heard that Jake Abel is quite a good musician. Have you been feeling jealous or sad that you weren't there on set to experience his gifts? Well, feel those negative feelings no more! You can listen to his band, The Mumblers, here.

March 26, 2013

The Host Soundrack went live today on iTunes!

--Seth the Webmaster

March 21, 2013

Hey all,

Just a quick note re: being misquoted. For very good reason I never comment on the personal lives of the people I work with. I didn't sway from this philosophy during the press tour for THE HOST, however multiple headlines infer that I gave commentary on the state of a relationship, when in fact I was answering a question about the pitfalls of fame. Being taken so wildly out of context is not surprising, but still disappointing.

On to happier news... The Host is out this weekend! I promise you — this kind of fiction is way more fun than that kind of fiction.

Xo Steph

March 19, 2013

You can watch the red carpet premiere for The Host live from from Hollywood tonight. It will be live streaming at this link: The Host Red Carpet Stream on Facebook. It starts at 6:30pm Pacific time.

Enjoy!

--Seth the Webmaster

March 12, 2013

In case you don't have your tickets to see The Host, here is a link to purchase tickets on-line: Fandango.

Just 17 days left! I'm sure you all are as excited as I am to see the movie!

--Seth the Webmaster

February 15, 2013

Hi everyone,

This is not new news. As many of you already know, I'm headed out on tour for The Host. I'm doing a bunch of signings in support of the release of the movie (March 29th!— See the new trailer here!), and possibly coming to a city near you! The reason I'm so slow with announcing this is that I was hoping to have all the details finalized, but alas, that is not going to happen before I'm on the road. Here is what I know so far:

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Miami, Florida
Books and Books
3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Washington D.C.
Politics and Prose
11:00 a.m.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Joseph Fox
11:00 a.m.

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia
Details to be determined

Monday, March 4th, 2013 – Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Madrid, London, Paris
Details to be determined

Monday, March 11th, 2013
Naperville, Illinois
Anderson's Bookshop
2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Dallas, Texas
Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park
2:00 p.m.

Friday, March 15th, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Barnes & Noble The Grove
2:00 p.m.

You can visit the bookstores' websites for more detailed information.

More details to follow as I get them. See you soon, hopefully!

Steph

January 29, 2012

Greetings!

Some of you have probably noticed all of the fun The Host goodies that Open Road has been rolling out over the past few weeks. If you've missed any of it, check out Fandango for some cool Host Character Featurettes.

You can also see the new posters here on our The Host movie page.

So far, we've been introduced to the film versions of Jared (played by Max Irons), Melanie (played by Saoirse Ronin), and Wanderer (also played by Saoirse Ronin). Today begins the Week of Ian! In celebration of Ian Week, I get to reveal the new Ian poster. Behold:

The Host Ian Poster

Ian has been masterfully brought to life by the talented Jake Abel, with all of his complex choices and emotional evolutions. (It's really too bad Jake is so very unattractive, right? But his audition was amazing, and we decided to overlook his shortcomings in favor of his skill.)

One of my favorite things about Ian-the-character was that he was never meant to be more than a second tier bad guy. He was supposed to stay in the shadows behind his brother, Kyle, and be menacing. Glower and shake his fist, that kind of thing. But—as sometimes happens—Ian started to think for himself. (Most of the other authors I've spoken with have had the same experience, and it's always a favorite—characters who seem to develop independent of the creator, springing into existence with almost no effort on the writer's part.)

So Ian became the first human, aside from Jeb, who started to see Wanda-the-individual rather than Wanda-the-alien-invader, and he traded in his small role as a bad guy for one of the romantic leads. Well played, Ian. Well played.

Ian Week is not the end of the fun! Keep checking back for new visual treats!

OH! And as of today... only two more months until The Host hits theatres!

The Host 2 Month Countdown

Enjoy,
Steph

January 21, 2013

Such exciting news! Hooray for Fickle Fish Films!

Steph

SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS BUYS AUSTENLAND IN A WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH SONY PICTURES CLASSICS TO DISTRIBUTE FILM IN NORTH AMERICA

Park City, UT (January 21, 2013) — In its first purchase of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) today picked up worldwide rights to AUSTENLAND with Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) to domestically distribute the film. The film played to exuberant sold-out crowds in Park City since its Eccles premiere last Friday. The deal was negotiated by SPWA's Michael Helfand (Executive Vice President, Business Affairs), Joe Matukewicz (Senior Vice President, Acquisitions) and Jon Freedberg (Vice President, Business Development) with UTA Independent Film Group co-head Rena Ronson and Jim Meenaghan and Irwin M. Rappaport on behalf of the filmmakers.

Produced by Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer in association with Moxie Pictures, AUSTENLAND stars Keri Russell (Waitress), who plays a woman obsessed with the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice and travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentlemen. Rounding out the cast are Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Seymour, JJ Feild and Bret McKenzie.

AUSTENLAND marks the directorial debut for Jerusha Hess (co-writer, Napoleon Dynamite), who also serves as writer on the project along with Shannon Hale, who's novel of the same name provided the basis for the screenplay.

In a statement from Sony Pictures Classics, "We love this movie. It announces the birth of a major filmmaker and Stephenie Meyer is truly a force of nature. We look forward to bringing AUSTENLAND to American audiences."

"We loved making this movie and were fortunate enough to screen it at Sundance," said producer Stephenie Meyer and director Jerusha Hess in a joint statement. "The fact that Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Sony Pictures Classics has chosen to distribute AUSTENLAND is beyond our wildest dreams—they treat their films with the utmost care, and we are thrilled to be associated with such a prestigious distributor."

Stephenie Meyer and Jerusha Hess are represented at UTA.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 159 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

January 7, 2013

Happy New Year, everyone, and I hope you had a fantastic holiday season! This is not a real update, I just like to spread the word when I come across a book that excites me. I read Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor last weekend (sequel to Daughter of Smoke & Bone) and I'm all fired up about it. Thank you, Ms. Taylor, for a thrilling couple of days. I am in your debt.

(Warning readers: this is one of those series that will have you tearing at your hair and gnashing your teeth waiting for the next installment. Be prepared.)

Steph

November 29, 2012

Are you sitting down? Two post in one week! New record!

Happy, exciting news! The little indie film I produced two summers ago —Austenland— was just accepted into Sundance Film Festival! All of us who were involved are thrilled and can't wait to share it.

Steph

November 26, 2012

Hi everyone. I hope you're all coming back from a really fabulous Thanksgiving weekend, full of quality family time, too much delicious food, and restful tryptophan comas.

Two weeks ago, while doing press for Breaking Dawn 2, there were a lot of questions I wasn't able to answer because I didn't want to spoil the ending for anyone. I promised in a couple of interviews that I would post the answer to a specific question on my website once everyone had had a chance to see the movie. Now, if there is anyone reading this who hasn't had a chance to see BD2 yet and really wants to remain unspoiled, please stop reading now.

***spoilers ahead***

 

The question, which I got frequently, was how I felt about having a big change inserted into the story during the final climax. My answer was that it didn't feel like such a huge departure. For me, this moment is already in the book. However, we don't get to see it in all its exciting and gory detail because we are seeing the world only through Bella's eyes. A few of the reporters I talked to wanted to know where in the book this moment was hidden. The answer is page 738, fourth paragraph down:

"Aro stared into my eyes for a long, tense moment. I had no idea what he was searching for, or what he found, but after he had measured me for that moment, something in his face changed, a faint shift in the set of his mouth and eyes, and I knew that Aro had made his decision."

In this short analysis, after Bella has revealed the depth of her power, Aro plays out in his head the probable outcome of a battle with the Cullens. Much like what we see in the movie, Aro foresees a more evenly matched fight than he had expected, the loss of too many of his key players, and—most unacceptable—the likelihood of his own death. Though odds are that the Volturi would have come out on top in the end, Aro wouldn't have lived to see it and the unassailable nature of the Volturi's authority would have been broken, possibly forever. It is this vision of the future—though imperfect guesswork on his part—that motivates his retreat.

Melissa Rosenberg and I have both mentioned the fateful dinner we had (back during the filming of Eclipse) where we hashed out a way to make the end of Breaking Dawn more cinematic. This was the idea we latched on to—how do we make this vision of Aro's into something the viewer can experience? The answer was pretty simple once we looked at it that way—we already had a character who could show us visions. So the only real change to the book ending of Breaking Dawn is that Alice enters the scene earlier, and comes in contact with Aro.

(Are there a few little trespasses against the mythology in this vision? Yes, as some of you have pointed out. The consensus was that a minor deviation from what had been established was forgivable in the name of entertainment. I had a few very elaborate solutions, but they were too confusing and not nearly as cinematic as the final product. And obviously, the result was very entertaining.)

A few reporters asked me if I would have done anything different in the battle if I had written it; the answer is yes. Mainly, I would have killed more Cullens. I do think the Volturi would have won the day; as the talented players were taken out, in the end it would be brute strength that would determine the victor, and the Volturi have more soldiers and more experience. Of course, if we had offed Edward or something, it might have been too obvious that it was a vision sequence. In the end, when the vision was revealed, the reaction I heard in the two unsuspecting audiences I viewed it with was nothing but relief and enthusiasm. Kudos to Bill C for creating the perfect emotional response! He plays our heartstrings like a virtuoso.

It was really something to get to spend a little time with the fans at the BD2 events, and to watch the movie at the premiere with so many of them. It was the best experience I've ever had at a Twilight movie, and a perfect conclusion to my personal Twilight experience. I hope you also enjoyed the movie, and each other, for this last big bang. You, the readers and viewers, are the ones who have made this whole ten-year experience into something unbelievable and amazing, and I thank you so much for it. I hope I get to see some of you again in March (shameless The Host plug), because it makes me too sad to think that my relationship with my readers is ending, too.

Happy Holidays to you all, may the season be filled with good friends and good books!

Love,
Steph

November 8, 2012

Hey everybody! I'm sure you are all very excited for Breaking Dawn: Part 2 to hit theaters in seven days and a couple of hours. And good luck to those who are camping out in California.

I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that Stephenie will be on Jimmy Kimmel (on ABC) tomorrow (Friday, November 9th, 2012). He has a great show — it should be fun to watch.

UPDATE: Here is a link to the interview.

--Seth the Webmaster

PS -- It has been a while since my last post. In case you missed it, Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 has been released and New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 is available for pre-order (will hit stores in six months).

April 18, 2012

Hi all,

Just wanting to comment on the story Variety ran today. We weren't going to announce this until more of the project had come together, but here goes! My production company, Fickle Fish, acquired the option to Lois Duncan's novel Down a Dark Hall a while back. We're developing this project with our good pals at Temple Hill Entertainment, who we are so excited to be working with again. Not too much information to share as yet, but even in this early stage, it is still very exciting. I grew up reading and loving Lois Duncan novels, and I can't believe my good luck that I get to be involved with this project. Down a Dark Hall was my favorite of her novels (though it's a very close race with Summer of Fear and Stranger with My Face) and it gave me some serious nightmares when I was nine. I will have more information on my Fickle Fish site for those interested when there is more to share. These things are very slow moving, though, so it will probably be a while.

In the meantime, shooting on The Host is going awesomely--and quickly. I can't believe we're almost done. Things are looking fairly extraordinary and I cannot wait to see what Andrew Niccol will do with all this amazing footage. However, I am not ready to be done because I am not ready to give up Saoirse, who I would happily adopt by force if I didn't like her parents so much, and if she wasn't legally an adult. (By the way, for those who have asked about pronunciation, Saoirse rhymes with "inertia.")

More soonish,
Steph

April 14, 2012

Update to The Host movie page that includes the new teaser poster and my experience on the movie set for a day. Enjoy!

--Seth

March 19, 2012

Hi all!

New stuff today on The Host page! I've got the winners of the trailer contest, and exciting news about the trailer release.

Love from Louisiana!
Steph

February 22, 2012

Hey all,

Just wanted to clear up a little rumor making the rounds. I have absolutely no issues with anyone at Lionsgate. Far from being a negative thing, it's actually a very nice feeling to know that both Lionsgate and Summit would like to make another Twilight movie if I were ever to write another Twilight book. So, thanks for the support, Lionsgate and Summit. I look forward to working for the first time with new friends at Lionsgate and working again with my old friends at Summit!

Steph

February 17, 2012

Hey all,
As promised, I have a very exciting update on The Host movie page. Click here for your chance to appear in the first teaser trailer for The Host!

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! I just received a note from the publishers of the Twilight saga that, today only, you can download Twilight from several eBook vendors, including Amazon Kindle , B&N Nook, and Sony, for just $2.99 (USD).

--Seth

February 11, 2012

Hey everybody!

I know it's been a long time—way, way too long—since I updated my site personally. 2011 was a bizarre, lovely, and insane year and I didn't spend nearly enough time where I should be—here at my keyboard.

Watching Movies Being Made
Here is a pretty good visual of where I usually was instead. Note the thirteen layers of weather protection. In my very limited experience, watching movies being made is almost always a cold, wet business.

Since I've been M.I.A. so long, I thought I would do a little "my summer vacation" essay for those who are interested—though it's really a "my last whole year away making movies" essay, with occasional camera phone illustrations.

I'm going to break this down into three separate pages, as my time has been spread across a few different projects. Click the links to visit the pages you're interested in:


Thanks so much for your always amazing support and general awesomeness!

Steph

February 10, 2012

The wait is over! You can now order The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I movie (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD or Blu-ray) ) on-line. Have fun watching it!

--Seth

April 12, 2011

Today is the release date for The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide! Go here to order if you don't already have it. Enjoy The Guide and have a great day!

--Seth

March 21, 2011

We only have 21 days until the release of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide. I have embedded the official countdown clock from Little, Brown below (feel free to grab it for your blogs and sites).

[Countdown Clock removed... The Guide has been released!]

I was also sent this announcement from the publishing company... Vote for Stephenie! She's been nominated again this year for the Children's Choice Book Awards as AUTHOR OF THE YEAR for The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. We know she's YOUR #1 choice—so be sure to vote here. Voting closes on April 29th and the winners will be announced on May 2nd!

Good Luck Stephenie!

--Seth

January 12, 2011

Today's press release from the publishers of the Twilight saga:

NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2011) — Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, will host a special International Fan Event, featuring Twilight fans from around the world. Ten fans will be chosen to have a once-in-a-lifetime intimate meeting with international bestselling author Stephenie Meyer. The event coincides with the upcoming release of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide (April 12, 2011; $24.99).

Little, Brown is partnering with the Twilight Saga publishers in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan and the United Kingdom to bring together each country's respective Twilight fan. The fan selected from each country will receive an advance copy of The Official Illustrated Guide and get to talk extensively with Meyer, who will answer their Twilight-related questions.

"The one thing I miss most about my first book tour was the chance I had then to spend quality time with my readers," said Meyer. "At an event with just ten or twenty people, I was able to get to know everyone a little bit. I could also more effectively answer each person's questions. I'm so excited to have that opportunity again, and to get to spend time with fans from many different places and backgrounds."

"We receive hundreds of travel requests for Stephenie from our foreign publishing partners every year," said Megan Tingley, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. "Since it is physically impossible for one author to be in so many places, we thought this would be a great way to bring some fans to her."

The Official Rules for the sweepstakes to select the fan from the United States (as well as one from Canada), including entry details and eligibility requirements, can be found on TheTwilightSaga.com.

Due to the intimate nature of this event, details regarding the location and timing are being kept confidential. Photos and additional details will be distributed upon the event's conclusion.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide provides readers with exclusive new material and everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. The Guide also includes character profiles, outtakes, a conversation with Meyer, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more. Originally announced as "The Official Guide," The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide includes illustrations from several artists, including Young Kim, the illustrator behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1.

Update: Below are the links for the contests/sweepstakes in each country for anyone who wants to be one of the lucky fans. Good luck!

--Seth

December 1, 2010

Don't forget that the Eclipse DVD will be released this weekend. If you haven't already pre-ordered it, here's a link to Amazon.

Have a great weekend (enjoying the movie again).

--Seth

October 5, 2010

Here is today's press release from Little, Brown (the publishing company of the Twilight saga):

NEW YORK, NY (October 6, 2010) — Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, has announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair that it will release The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer on April 12, 2011. This definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga is the only official guide and is full color throughout, including nearly 100 full-color illustrations and photographs. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide will be released in hardcover for $24.99 and also be available as an e-book.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide provides readers with exclusive new material and everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. The Guide also includes character profiles, outtakes, a conversation with Meyer, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more. Originally announced as "The Official Guide," The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide includes illustrations from several artists, including Young Kim, the illustrator behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1.

"I'm always amazed at how many in-depth questions my readers have about my characters and the world within the Twilight Saga," said Stephenie Meyer. "With The Official Illustrated Guide, I hoped we could incorporate as many details as possible, including character histories, like Alice's back story. I'm thrilled with the different artistic interpretations done by Young Kim and the other talented illustrators, including Bella's wedding dress. I hope the fans feel it was worth the wait!"

In five years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga's translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide...

Click to pre-order The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide.

In other news, the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on DVD is also available for pre-order starting today. Good luck pre-ordering! (Just a reminder, these links go to Amazon.com where they have the "Price Guarantee". So if the price goes down before the Guide or the DVD is released, you get the lowest price).

Have a great week!

--Seth

September 15, 2010

[Edit: And now the Eclipse DVD is not available for pre-order anymore. It was up for about 24 hours, and then Amazon took down the listing. Stay tuned for updates... I don't know what's going on over there in Amazonland.]

[Edit #2 (October 6th, 2010): It is once again (and hopefully for good this time) up for pre-order. Here are the links: pre-order The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on DVD (or Blu-ray/DVD Combo). The release date is still December 4th, 2010!]

You can now pre-order The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on DVD (or Blu-ray/DVD Combo). It will be released on December 4th, 2010!

--Seth

August 2, 2010

The paperback version of Breaking Dawn will be released in a few hours and is currently available for pre-order. Have a nice day!

--Seth

June 30, 2010

I went to see Eclipse the movie today and it was awesome! I really enjoyed it a lot and I think that it definitely lived up to my favorite of the Twilight series books. Congratulations to everyone involved in the production of the film! Some records have already been broken, and I'm sure more will follow in the next week.

Have a great week! I hope you guys enjoy the movie as much as I did.

--Seth

June 24, 2010

I was able to watch some of the Jimmy Kimmel Eclipse special last night—it was pretty funny and got me excited for the movie next week. While I was watching it I realized that we haven't posted anything about the premiere/red carpet tonight. I know that many of you like watching the red carpet streamed live—we will be watching it at the webmaster household as well.

There are several viewing options (all times are Eastern Daylight Times tonight, June 24, 2010):

Good luck to Stephenie and all the actors... that seems like a lot of people to talk to. I hope you enjoy watching the festivities!

--Seth

June 9, 2010

I want to remind everyone that the Eclipse Soundtrack went on sale yesterday. There is the regular version or the 'Deluxe Edition'.

Also, just wanted to put in a good word for The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Most of you probably finished it long before I did (I'm a pretty slow reader), but I really liked it a lot, and I am sure that all fans of the Twilight Saga would feel the same. Remember that you have about four more weeks to read it for free on-line. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Have a great day!

--Seth

June 7, 2010

You can now read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella for free on-line at BreeTanner.com! Enjoy.

[Edit: The novella is no longer available to read on-line for free, but you can purchase it on Amazon.com]

--Seth

June 3, 2010

Hey... I hope everyone is doing well. First off, in case you are enjoying your summer a little too much and have lost track of time, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner comes out in just about 30 hours! Remember that it can be read on-line for free at breetanner.com starting at noon on June 7th, or the hardcover edition can be purchased on June 5th. And, to get you even more excited, Stephenie has just sent me the Bree playlist.

On the same topic, there are a couple of interviews with Stephenie about Bree Tanner, and they can be found at USA Today and TheTwilightSaga.com (you have to sign up (if you haven't already) to read it).

--Seth

May 17, 2010

Hey guys,

I want to do something different with publicity for this movie release. For Twilight, I did the normal press junket, for New Moon I got to go on Oprah. Both of these were fun, exciting experiences. However, they both had the same drawback—the interviews were designed for a very broad audience, and because of that, most of the questions were about things you guys have known the answers to for years. I feel like all of the basic questions have been answered, and for Eclipse I want to focus on the more specific questions of the readers. To accomplish that, I'm hosting my own mini-junket with a few fansites. It will be held on Friday, June 18th, the week before the L.A. premiere.

Unfortunately, I can't talk to every single site, and I want to keep this as low key and enjoyable as possible. So I put all the U.S. fansites in a hat (for logistical reasons, we had to keep this in the country) and drew out four names.

Drawing from a hat 1 Drawing from a hat 2

The names I drew were:

Each of these sites is invited to send two members of their staff (or one member and a guest) to our fan-centric mini-junket. You will be contacted shortly by my assistant, who will give you all the specific information. In the event that any of the sites is unable to send representatives, I've already drawn four back up sites, which I will post if it becomes necessary.

I'll answer all of your questions (and your readers questions, if you want to poll them) about the Eclipse Movie, and the Bree story, as well, which will have been out for a few weeks by then. We'll have lunch, hang out, and hopefully have a fantastic time. I hope you all can make it!

-Steph