Stephenie Meyer reveals her plans for at least two more books in her vampire saga Twilight. This decision comes as the latest instalment Midnight Sun, shot straight to the top of the charts in both the UK and US. The book has sold more than 1 million copies in a week.
Midnight Sun is a retelling of the incidents that took place in the Twilight books but from Edward’s perspective. The book has sold more than 1m copies in all formats in the US since it was released on 4 August. Meyer first announced the publication of Midnight Sun in May, 12 years after she abandoned the manuscript following an online leak of a draft. At the time, Meyer called the leak “a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being” and put the project on hold indefinitely. This August, she told the New York Times that she still wasn’t sure how it happened: “I don’t think there was any bad intent. I think people made copies instead of returning it to me when they had been asked to read it. But that wasn’t as scary. It was when I thought that maybe someone was reading things on my computer that I was more frightened by it.”
In 2013, Meyer said that she would never write another Twilight book, telling Variety that she would only do so if it was “three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died … I get further away [from Twilight] every day. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.” But on Monday, in an online event for US chain Books-A-Million, Meyer said she now has plans for more: “There are two more books I think in the world that I want to write. I have got them outlined and a chapter written I think of the first one, so I know it’s there. I am not ready to do that right now, I want to do something brand new.”