“Twilight: The Graphic Novel” Sets Sales Record!Mar 24th, 2010 | By Krystal | Category: Book News, Featured Articles, Merchandise
Twilight: The Graphic Novel has sold 66,000 copies in its first week, the largest debut ever for a graphic novel in the US! Here is the official statement from Stephenie’s publisher, Little, Brown and Company:
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 Shatters Graphic Novel Debut Sales Record
The graphic novel adaption of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight sold over 66,000 copies in its first week, the largest debut for a graphic novel in the US, according to publisher Yen Press. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1, illustrated by Korean artist Young Kim, already broke the record for largest first printing for a graphic novel with 350,000 copies.
“We are absolutely thrilled to see such a historic debut for the Twilight graphic novel,” said Kurt Hassler, Publishing Director of Yen Press. “For many of Stephenie’s fans, this incarnation of Twilight is their first experience with graphic novels, and we sincerely hope that it will help foster a lifelong appreciation of the craft.”
The release date for the second volume is forthcoming.