Twilight Graphic Novel Sells 66,000 Copies in First Week

posted on 2010-03-25 12:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sales break record for single-week graphic novel sales in U.S.

According to a press release by the North American manga publisher Yen Press, the graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight vampire novel by manhwa artist Young Kim has sold 66,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week. Yen Press said that this is a record for the amount of graphic novels sold in a single week in the U.S. The graphic novel was released on March 16.

The graphic novel had a first printing of 350,000 copies, which also set the record for the largest first printing for a graphic novel. The first novel in the series is being adapted into two volumes, although the second volume has yet to be scheduled. Kim's artwork is primarily in black and white, with color insert pages in the volumes.

Yen Press will be announcing the release date for the second volume soon.

Source: Comics Beat Blog, ICv2

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