In 2005, author Stephenie Meyer published her first book, Twilight. After taking the world by storm a decade ago with three sequels selling over 100 million copies worldwide, becoming a New York Times best-seller, and subsequently spawning a massively successful film franchise, it's difficult to imagine a world in which Twilight hasn't been a pillar in pop culture.
Next month marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the first Twilight book. While I'm still marveling at the fact that it's been a decade since the books first came out, Stephenie Meyer is busy giving her fans what they want: More Twilight!
In honor of the anniversary, Meyer and her publishing house Little, Brown Books will release a brand new edition of Twilight, which will include exclusive bonus content.
In addition to re-releasing the book, Stephenie Meyer will also attend various book signings, New York Comic-Con, and other events. Meyer said in a statement:
It’s amazing to me that 10 years have passed since Twilight was first published. For me, this anniversary is a celebration of the fans, with all of their incredible passion and dedication. I’m excited to get to spend time with them again.
Executive Vice President and Publisher, Megan Tingley, said that fans can expect to relive the same kind of magic they did the first time around when reading the anniversary edition:
I felt the same thrill reading this special anniversary edition as I did when I read the manuscript a decade ago. I’m pleased we have this opportunity for devoted fans to relive the extraordinary Twilight experience, as well as for a new generation of readers to discover it for the very first time.
The new extended Twilight edition with bonus content will be released on October 6.
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)