USA Today is recognizing the amazing sales accomplishments of the Twilight Saga novels. According to USA Today (in what is sure to raise a few eyebrows and draw some pitchforks):
“For the second year in a row, Meyer swept the top four spots. No other author — not even J. K. Rowling— has done that in the list’s 16-year history.
Meyer’s coattails pulled 16 other vampire titles onto the list of the year’s 100 most popular books.”
They further expand upon the idea that the Twilight Saga novels are responsible for the current vampire resurgence in another article as well.
“We have Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight vampires to thank, in part, for the fact that at least 17% of all book sales tracked in 2009 were related to vampires (and assorted other undead creatures, including zombies) or the paranormal (including paranormal romances). That was up from 14% in 2008, which in turn was way up from 2% in 2007.”