Official Twilight Illustrated Guide: Given New Name and Onsale Date

This press release just in from Little Brown:

– Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, has announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair that it will release The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer on April 12, 2011.  This definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga is the only official guide and is full color throughout, including nearly 100 full-color illustrations and photographs.  The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide will be released in hardcover for $24.99 and also be available as an e-book.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide provides readers with exclusive new material and everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.  The Guide also includes character profiles, outtakes, a conversation with Meyer, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more.  Originally announced as “The Official Guide,” The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide includes illustrations from several artists, including Young Kim, the illustrator behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1.

“I’m always amazed at how many in-depth questions my readers have about my characters and the world within the Twilight Saga,” said Stephenie Meyer.  “With The Official Illustrated Guide, I hoped we could incorporate as many details as possible, including character histories, like Alice’s back story.  I’m thrilled with the different artistic interpretations done by Young Kim and the other talented illustrators, including Bella’s wedding dress.  I hope the fans feel it was worth the wait!”

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.

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.

So, are you all excited? You can pre-order it here on Amazon for a discounted $14.29.


  1. Wooo Hooo!!! FINALLY!!!! So excited!

  2. Thanks for posting!

  3. HALLELUJAH! I am so excited!

  4. CullenChik says:

    So excited about some new information! You know…reading the books over and over again can only fill the void for so long. 🙂 I am so excited about this~!!!!!

  5. Twilight dreamers says:

    PRAISE! I cannot wait I love all the unusual questions that require digging in Stephenie meyers head! CANNOT WAIT!!! 😀

  6. Exciting news! Something to help tide us over until the next movie. Hmmm…what about info from the last two (2) movies?or is this only going to be from the books?

  7. YES!!! I’m hoping too it will be worth the wait. I bet it will be…

  8. Yay! Sounds great, I am excited!!

  9. i hope they won´t change it again…. i´m waiting since 2008 !!!

  10. Woah, finally! It’s good to hear this news.

  11. Can’t wait! THANK YOU, Stephenie!!

  12. Over 500 pages! This is definitely my brand of heroin. PS – B&N is listing for $13.74.

  13. Twilight Nymph says:

    About time. I thought it was never going to come out. Finally something more to read until- well if it’s ever written- MS.

  14. Yes! It’s so a good news! 🙂

  15. This is awesome! I’m really looking forward to knowing more about the character’s, especially Alice. Yay!

  16. Yay!!!

    However, in Jan, 2009, I pre-ordered the book from a bookstore through ebay. I am guessing I am going to have to pay for it again.

    Oh well, I will pay for it again, and be glad to have it!!

  17. Oh, Marvelous Things says:

    YESSS!!! Finally!

  18. I preordered this from amazon in 09, I had NO clue it would take soo long! I mean there was a release date in the back of breaking dawn! But whatever, I can’t wait to read it! I just better not have to pay for it AGAIN, I know a lot of other people pre-ordered from amazon as well so they have many books to ship out. I will pitch a full on fit if amazon backs out of what they promised, I mean I paid them for it already. Bleh so frustrating to think about.

    • I too have pre-ordered it from Amazon. Amazon doesn’t charge you until they send it out. You can go back into your order history and delete the original order that you had placed back in 09. It should still be there.

  19. When will it come out?

  20. I am so excited about this, and glad to hear about the additions and modifications from what was originally planned.

  21. OMG! I can’t wait now!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Can’t wait! This will definitely be my brand of heroine. April seems so far away now!

  23. twilight55 says:

    Im really excited for breaking dawn to come out!!! Wonder how much tickets are gunna b for the midnight showing

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