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Is this The Stephenie Meyer Century?

I took some heat for proclaiming the years 2000-09 as the Stephenie Meyer Decade. Fans of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter franchise were outraged. They consider Meyer a relative newbie at this fantasy business, a light-weight writer who got lucky with the Twilight series.

But maybe I understated her impact. Just take a look at USA Today's annual best-seller list. For the second year in a row, Meyer swept the top four spots. No one -- not even Rowling -- has done that in the list's 16-year history. More than a dozen other vampire books were pulled onto the list in the draft from her success. And market research analyst Michael Norris said Meyer has turned the Young Adult category "into the PG-13 of books. She's not just read by tweens and teens nut by a lot of 30-year-old women." (A notion noted on Read Street earlier.)

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Twilight fans now can gear up for the

Meyer says that

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The graphic novel will have selected text from Meyer's novel with illustrations by Korean artist Young Kim.


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