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Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ series dominates top four spots

Stephenie Meyer is devouring USA Today’s best selling list again:

Led by Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, vampires devoured USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list in 2009.

For the second year in a row, Meyer swept the top four spots. No other author — not even J. K. Rowling— has done that in the list’s 16-year history.

Meyer’s coattails pulled 16 other vampire titles onto the list of the year’s 100 most popular books.

“Meyer had an unbelievable impact,” says Michael Norris, books analyst for Simba Information, a market-research firm. He wonders what publishers will do when what he calls ” ‘the vampire industrial average’ falls. Every cycle has an end.”

I don’t see the vampire cycle coming to an end very soon. Vampires have always been hot – they’re just on fire now, thanks to Stephenie!

Thanks to USA Today via TwilightJunkie!