Bree Tanner Does Well in Year End Aussie Sales

BreeTannerAccording to the Sydney Morning Herald

“Stephenie Meyer’s The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (186,000) was officially third, with Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love coming in fifth. Julie Goodwin’s Our Family Table was the best-performing book by an Australian writer, selling 150,000 copies. The winner of the first MasterChef outsold the series’ second cookbook by 84,000.

According to Shaun Symonds, general manager of Nielsen BookScan Australia, 66.2 million books were sold in 2010, a slight increase on 2009. He said value was down 4.2 per cent at $1.26 billion. ”There were no real blockbusters last year; no Stephenie Meyer[Lexicon Note: We assume they mean novel and not novella], Dan Brown or Matthew Reilly. And if you take away the Meyer sales from the previous year, sales value dropped only 0.8 per cent. And retail trade was generally down.”

Win a Stephenie Meyer Autographed Copy of The Bree Tanner Novel

BreeTannerThere are very, very, very few legit copies of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner that have been signed by Stephenie Meyer. If you are looking to complete your signed set, here is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Our friend and red carpet broadcasting buddy, Kallie from Twilight Series Theories, has another blog that covers the latest books. If you remember, Kallie was one of the fansite operators who was able to interview Stephenie Meyer back in June.  Kallie got Stephenie to sign a copy of Bree Tanner that day, and now she is giving it away on her Bookshelf Banter Blog.

Head over to Bookshelf Banter for your chance to win!

Bree Tanner Runner Up for Fav YA Book of 2010

Hollywood Crush allowed readers to vote last week for their favorite YA novel of the year.  The winner was Richelle Mead’s “Last Sacrifice,” book six in the Vampire Academy series.  ”The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” came in second with “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins coming in third.  Let us know how you feel about the results and what your choice for best YA book of the year was in the comment.

Bree Tanner Sales Raise 1.5 Million for Red Cross

LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
AND STEPHENIE MEYER
DONATE 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE FUND
FROM SALES OF THE SHORT SECOND LIFE OF BREE TANNER

NEW YORK, NY (December 13, 2010) – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, and Stephenie Meyer have donated 1.5 million dollars to the American Red Cross International Response Fund from their proceeds from The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: an Eclipse Novella. As previously announced, one dollar for each book sold in the US from the first printing would go to the American Red Cross. The donation was made today by Hachette Book Group CEO David Young and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publisher Megan Tingley to The American Red Cross Senior Vice President of International Services David Meltzer.

“I’m so grateful that Little, Brown, the American Red Cross, and my fans made this generous gift possible,” said Stephenie Meyer. “It’s amazing to have the opportunity to help those so greatly in need.”

“We’ve had the incredible great fortune to have one of the biggest publishing phenomenons in recent years along with The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner becoming one of the top selling titles of 2010,” said Hachette Book Group CEO David Young. “Giving back is extremely important to the company, so it is particularly gratifying to be able to share our success with an organization as worthy as The American Red Cross.”

After the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12th the International Response Fund (IRF) afforded the American Red Cross the ability to provide immediate funding for food and other urgently needed emergency relief items.

“The generous contribution of Little, Brown to the IRF is essential to the ability of the American Red Cross to provide help and hope for people during their darkest hours,” said David Meltzer of the American Red Cross. “After the devastating Haiti earthquake, which took the lives of more than 230,000 people, the IRF allowed us to quickly purchase, ship and distribute aid. The Red Cross is extremely grateful for the support Little, Brown is providing toward our humanitarian mission.”

In the weeks and months following the Haiti earthquake, the American Red Cross worked with the global Red Cross network and other partners to secure enough food for 1 million people for one month; provide tarpaulins to one of out every three homeless people in Port-au-Prince; and vaccinate almost 1 million children and their parents against common diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertusis, measles and rubella. Since the early days of the response, the Red Cross has also provided safe, drinkable water for approximately 250,000 in the capital each day.

The International Response Fund allows the American Red Cross to partner with other Red Cross societies immediately following large-scale disasters by providing financial assistance and relief supplies and by deploying trained disaster relief staff. For example, in the last year the IRF has supported the American Red Cross response to the floods in Pakistan, the earthquake in Chile and the aftermath of Hurricane Tomas in the Caribbean to name just a few disasters. The IRF also supports a number of other humanitarian services around the world, including global health programs to combat HIV/AIDS, measles and malaria, disaster preparedness projects, reconnecting families separated by disaster and war, and educating American students about the humanitarian rules in war.

“This kind of donation helps us provide a depth and breadth of services which is hard to match,” said Meltzer. “Last year, the American Red Cross helped 68 million people through programs funded by the International Response Fund.”

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner has become one of the biggest selling titles of 2010 and has dominated bestseller lists both in the US and around the world. The novella, the first new work from Meyer in nearly two years, debuted at #1 on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and IndieBound bestseller lists as well as bestseller lists in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the UK.

In five years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga’s translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide.

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Bree Tanner in Favorite YA Novel Poll

BreeTannerMTV’s Hollywood Crush has a poll going for favorite YA novel of 2010. Bree Tanner (yes we know it is technically a novella) is among the choices. There is a lot of tough competition, notably from Mockingjay, Beautiful Darkness, and Clockwork Angel. Given the choices we are thinking there is going to be a huge split vote situation. Anything could win!

Head over to MTV to vote.

Bree Tanner Movie?

Rumor broke yesterday of a possible Bree Tanner movie. Nothing like trying to verify a rumor on a major holiday weekend! We are trying to see if the story has any validity; however, if the property is in hot negotiation, Summit may not want to talk about it, so stand by, we’ll do the best we can on this one. Casting talk would be way premature on a project that doesn’t have a script, screen writer, or director; however, the other material may have some credibility.

The Australian site What’s Playing broke the news. They generally have a reliable track record and aren’t prone to gossip and unfounded rumor. So take that info for what it’s worth. Here’s part of what they had to say:

“Consider this nothing more than a rumour – if only because our source, though seemingly on the level and able to provide sufficient information to pass the BS detector, is a first-time scooper – but alas, it’s too good not to print, so we are, but with that disclaimer. And, quite frankly, there’s no real reason why this wouldn’t be true.

According to the tipster, who works in licensing, Stephenie Meyer’s book The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner – released in March – is headed to the big screen. Tanner, of course, is a character that popped up ever-so-briefly in this year’s The Twilight Saga : Eclipse.”

See more on What’s Playing.

Oddly enough, we asked Stephenie Meyer about the possibility of a Bree Tanner movie on the Eclipse Black Carpet. (No we had no inside info or agenda, it was just a curiosity question.) Stephenie, as you can see in the video, didn’t discount the idea or state that she was adverse to it. Producer Wyck Godfrey also stated at that time, that he and Stephenie had several irons in the fire. Maybe this was one of them? Check out the video and give us your opinion. What do you think about a Bree Movie?

UPDATE: We checked with Summit regarding the accuracy of the story. An official representative stated, “Everything found online about this topic is at this point pure speculation.

Stick Man Theatre Does Bree Tanner

We have LOVED the guys over at Stick Man Theatre for FOREVER! Their Twilight Saga summaries/parodies stick man style are hilarious. The just completed their take on Bree Tanner.

Go check out the whole spread on Stick Man Theater and see their previous episodes if you have never seen their work before.

Stephenie talks ‘Bree Tanner’ at the Fansite Interview

Twilight Series Theories has posted audio from the fansite interview with Stephenie Meyer.

This week we are very excited to bring you another chunk from our interview with Stephenie Meyer! We are bringing you some juicy details about The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner, and how it ties to The Twilight Saga. So enjoy!

You can listen to the interview at TST’s Friday Fan Junket Clip

Twilight: The Multi-Media Marketing Machine

Maggie Parke, creator of the Still Wandering blog and PhD student of adaptation and remediation of event films (basically a Doctorate in Twilight and Harry Potter), has contributed a Twilight article to In Media Res. The project is a week long study of Twilight in the media.  Maggie’s post is up today and discusses the influence of the Bree Tanner Novella on the Eclipse movie.  The article definitely makes for interesting discussion.

Be sure to check it out and comment about what you think.

Bree Tanner Raises Over 1 Million Dollars

BreeTannerThis just in from Little Brown, the publishers of the Twilight Saga:

LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS ANNOUNCES OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD IN THE US OF STEPHENIE MEYER’S THE SHORT SECOND LIFE OF BREE TANNER OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS ALREADY RAISED FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE FUND !

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, has announced today that it has sold over one million copies of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: an Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer. The novella, released on June 5th, has already become the biggest selling new book of the year so far. As previously announced, one dollar for each book sold in the US from the first printing is being donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund* resulting in a donation of over one million dollars to the American Red Cross to date.

“The generosity of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Stephenie Meyer and the one million fans who purchased the novella is both awe inspiring and humbling,” said David Meltzer, senior vice president of international services with the American Red Cross. “Their collective support will help the American Red Cross respond to international crises, prevent life-threatening diseases, prepare for disasters overseas and provide support to help those in need around the world.”

Since its release, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner has dominated bestseller lists both in the US and around the world. The novella, the first new work from Meyer in nearly two years, debuted at #1 on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and IndieBound bestseller lists as well as bestseller lists in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the UK.

In addition to the phenomenal sales of the print edition, fans from around the world have been given exclusive access to the novel at www.breetanner.com until July 5, 2010. So far an estimated 75,000 fans have read the book in its entirety online. Visitors to the site are also able to make a donation to the American Red Cross.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a newborn vampire first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the world she inhabits. The novella chronicles the newborn vampire army’s journey as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion. The character Bree not only features prominently in the book Eclipse, but in the movie from Summit Entertainment which is being released on June 30th.

In less than five years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga’s translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 100 million copies have been sold worldwide.

*Donations to the American Red Cross from the US sales of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner will continue until all first printing copies have been sold or at the end of a two-year period from the initial publication date, whichever is the first to occur.