I have just heard from Cullen of Twilighters, the Italian version of the Lexicon. Stephenie has just begun her Italian tour.
One Italian media website talks about how Internet fans have really brought Twilight success in Italy because there was no real promotional campaign. It was all due to web interaction. The same article also mentions the Twilight Lexicon and Twilighters as quality sites that provide real information to fans as well as being a fun place for people to meet up who share the same interest. If you don;t speak Italian, you can translate the page using babelfish; it’s not a perfect translation, but it gives you a rough idea.
According to Cullen( who I am ever so grateful speaks English, because I can read Italian, but I can’t write it.):
"I would like to update you on Stephenie’s visit to. Yesterday she had a lot of interviews with Italian journalists from the most important newspapers.
This afternoon she presented New Moon on the national radio, channel 3. They picked New Moon as "the book of the day" and she read the first page in English, then answered the questions. You can hear and download the podcast from the radio website (perhaps it will be available from tomorrow, as they just finished recording right now
Tomorrow we’ll meet her in Volterra, and the Italian editor has allowed us an interview right before the presentation of New Moon, which will take place in a wonderful theatre downtown Volterra. We’re so looking forward to tomorrow!!!"
Cullen will give us continued reports of what is going on including pictures, and then when Stephenie moves on to Spain, our friends over at Crepúsculo will continue coverage