And BREAKING DAWN is breaking records for its publisher.
1.3 million copies of the SAME book were sold in 1 day.
The Hachette Book Group estimates 1.3 million copies were sold on Saturday after being released at 12:01 a.m. It was its largest first-day sales record. In anticipation of demand, an additional 500,000 copies were printed before publication, bringing the total to 3.7 million.
Holy Royalties, Batman!
But, according to the article, those numbers can't even touch the first 24 hours of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS' sales.
Last July, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold 8.3 million books in its first 24 hours on sale8.3 MILLION?
Excuse me while I daydream for a moment...
Okay, back now.
For me, the kind of breakout that both Rowling and Meyer have had, are simultaneously a dream come true and scary as hell.
We all dream of big sell throughs and multiple print runs. And yes, I'll admit, I've dreamed of midnight bookstore parties. But I'll be honest, the pressure that comes with that kind of success is just a bit frightening.
Not just the pressure from the publishing house and the fans. But the pressure that I would put on myself. It would not be pretty.
What do you think? Sure we all want to make it big, but are you worried that a huge success is a double-edge sword? Would you be afraid you would disappoint your fans, your publisher or, even worse, yourself? Would the pressure be too much for you, or would you deal just fine--after all, that's why they pay you the big bucks!
I'll tell you one thing...I'd like to find out for sure what my reaction would be... :D
CONGRATS AGAIN TO POODLE649 FOR WINNING THE BAG OF BOOKS!