Twilight: Best-Selling Online Romance

Gabriela Hasbun

Twilight: Best-Selling Online Romance

Social networking Web sites and online discussion groups have helped make the Twilight books reliable bestsellers. When the first book about the handsome vampire Edward Cullen and the endearingly ordinary Bella Swan came out in October 2005, readers immediately flocked online to obsess over the book. The first three books—Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse—have sold about 7.5 million copies. Breaking Dawn, the last book in the series, being released Aug. 2, is expected to be a blockbuster. Here are some of the fan sites behind author Stephenie Meyer and Twilight.