Twilight author tipped to be next J. K. Rowling

March 5th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 05 (ANI): With the Twilight series becoming a best-seller worldwide, author Stephenie Meyer is being tipped to be the next J. K. Rowling.

Stephenie Meyers Twilight series about a Vampire are so popular that it has already sold more than 40 million copies worldwide

It is also being said that Meyer’’s books are helping fill the void left by Rowlings famous Harry Potter series after its last instalment was published in 2007.

Figures obtained from the retailer clearly reveal that Meyer’’s books dominate the top 10 lists for the last year in Britain, the US, Canada and France, enjoying an international success not seen since the height of “Potter-mania”.

Kes Nielsen, the head of books buying at the British arm Kes Nielsen, said that it was rare for a book to have such great appeal in multifarious countries at the same time.

“Stephenie Meyer, in particular, has achieved incredible success across all the English-speaking nations and Europe and many will say that her Twilight series has filled the hole left by Harry Potter, the Telegraph quoted Nielsen as saying.

“Indeed, I don”t think we have seen one author have so many books in the best-sellers lists since J K Rowling in the early days of the boy wizard, Nielsen added.

Meanwhile, Meyers Twilight series has already been turned into a motion picture featuring Hollywood actor Rob Pattinson as the Vampire. (ANI)

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