July 7, 2008
(This is from Stephenie, so don’t just skip over it thinking that it is another boring message from the webmaster.)
It’s almost August, and I’m counting down to the release of Breaking Dawn just as anxiously as you are! I can’t wait to finally be able to discuss everything that happens in Breaking Dawn with you. I want to give a heads up to everyone going to the Breaking Dawn Concert Series events in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle: I am going to talk about it all, so bring earplugs if you haven’t finished reading Breaking Dawn by then! (If you’re going to the first event in New York, it will be spoiler free.)
Speaking of spoilers, I want to ask you guys for a favor. As we saw with Eclipse (not to mention that last Harry Potter book), there is always the potential for copies of the book to be leaked early. My publisher is doing everything they can to prevent this, but there is only so much that can be done. This is the favor: if someone, somewhere, somehow, gets a copy early, I’m asking you to please not post any spoilers on the internet. And if you see something, please don’t spread it around. Breaking Dawn was meant to be experienced in a certain way, and I would hate for someone to get that experience ruined by seeing something online they didn’t want to see. My fans have been super cool about this in the past—last year in particular you guys went above and beyond to protect Eclipse until the release date—and I hope that we’ll have the same positive experience this year.
If somebody does post a spoiler (and remember there will be a lot of hoaxes out there—do not believe everything you read: Bella gets eaten by a polar bear, anyone?), I’d love your help in getting them taken down. My publisher has set up a special e-mail account, firstname.lastname@example.org, for fans to alert us to spoilers that appear online. PLEASE only send links to spoilers. E-mails about events, contacting me, etc. will not be returned.
Another thing you may notice close to the release of Breaking Dawn is that the message boards on several fansites will be taken down. They are doing this as a favor to me because I want to protect you all from stumbling upon something that could ruin the book for you. There will be plenty of time to discuss all the details of the book after August 2nd.
Finally, I don’t think I could ever thank all of you enough for being so devoted to this series. You’ve proved over and over again that you are the best fans in the world. I hope that together we can make sure everybody gets to experience Breaking Dawn the way it was intended — on August 2nd [or the 4th if you live outside North America].
We’re almost there!
Official Press Release: BREAKING DAWN WILL RELEASE ON AUGUST 2, 2008
2008 MAJOR YEAR FOR MEYER WITH DEBUT OF ADULT NOVEL AND TWILIGHT MOVIE
February 7, 2008 (New York, NY) — The wait is over. At 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2008, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group USA, will release the most anticipated novel of the year — Breaking Dawn, it was announced today by Megan Tingley, the division’s Senior Vice President and Publisher. The fourth and final book in Stephenie Meyer’s #1 international bestselling Twilight Saga will be available in a hardcover edition for $22.99/$23.99 Can.
The countdown to Breaking Dawn will begin on Saturday, May 31, 2008 with the publication of the EclipseSpecial Edition which coincides with the annual BookExpo America show, the book publishing industry’s largest convention. This deluxe hardcover version of the third book in the series not only includes the cover art forBreaking Dawn, but also the first chapter—both of which will be revealed to the public for the first time. The trade paperback of New Moon, the second book in the Twilight Saga, will also be released on Saturday, May 31, 2008.
“Stephenie Meyer has written a dazzling grand finale to an epic love story,” commented Tingley. “And with the extraordinary excitement surrounding the publication of Breaking Dawn, I’m thrilled that legions of new readers will now discover the saga that has already captivated millions around the world.”
Meyer’s fans will have plenty to keep them occupied until the release of the Eclipse Special Edition and Breaking Dawn. On May 6, 2008, Little, Brown and Company will release The Host, Meyer’s highly-anticipated debut novel for adults. Little, Brown and Company has announced a 500,000 copy first-printing and Meyer will embark on a 10-city author tour for The Host.
“We are thrilled to be publishing two novels from this extraordinary talent in 2008,” said David Young, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Book Group USA. “Stephenie Meyer has already achieved so much in her young career and this year further establishes her as a major force in the publishing industry. Given her remarkable talent and her passionate, ever-growing fan base, there is no limit to Stephenie Meyer’s success.”
Meyer’s amazing year will be capped off by a major motion picture event. Summit Entertainment will bringTwilight to the big screen, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (“Thirteen,” “Lords of Dogtown”) and starring Kristen Stewart (“Into The Wild”) and Robert Pattinson (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”). It will be released nationwide on December 12, 2008.
In just two years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. Twilight was one of 2005’s most talked about novels and translation rights have been sold in 33 countries. The sequel, New Moon, was released in September 2006, and spent over 30 weeks at the #1 position on The New York Times bestseller list.Eclipse, the latest book in the series released on August 7, 2007, catapulted to the #1 slot on bestseller lists nationwide after selling 150,000 copies its first day on-sale. There are over 5.5 million copies of the Twilight Saga in-print worldwide.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers is a division of Hachette Book Group USA, a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second largest publisher in the world. Hachette Book Group’s product lines include adult, illustrated, religious, children’s and audio books under the Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, Yen Press and Hachette Book Group Digital Media imprints. For more information, visit www.hbgusa.com.
February 7, 2008: The official release date for Breaking Dawn will be August 2, 2008! Click here to pre-order Breaking Dawn.