Who’s On First?

It will come as no surprise to Twilight fans that yesterday’s announcement of the coming publication of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, a new Twilight novella, shot the book to #1 on both Amazon and B&N.com.

Bree Tanner, a new born vampire, appears briefly in Eclipse the book, but evidently has a larger role in the movie. Meyer says on her site that the screenwriter, director and all the lead actors read the novella before filming, so they’d better understand the characters.

Riding Bree’s coat tails is The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide. Author Stephenie Meyer noted in her announcement that Bree was originally meant to be part of the Guide, but the story turned out to be too long to include. The renewed attention to the Guide (not to be confused with the various official Twilight movie companions; the Guide is about the books) raised it to #102 on Amazon.

Originally announced in 2008 with a publication date of December that year, the Guide has been delayed ever since. The Little, Brown press release announcing Bree Tanner states, “Additionally, more information about the previously announced The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, including publication date, will be released by the end of the year.”

Don’t cancel those orders.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide
Stephenie Meyer
Retail Price: $21.99
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers – (no date)
ISBN / EAN: 0316043125 / 9780316043120


The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
Stephenie Meyer
Retail Price: $13.99
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: – (2010-06-05)
ISBN / EAN: 031612558X / 9780316125581

In addition, an official movie companion to Eclipse (in theaters June 30th) will be released the day before the movie (no cover available yet; no doubt its unveiling will also be an event):

  • The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 29, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0316087378
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316087377

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