In a “special thank you to fans,” Twilight saga scribe Stephenie Meyer has OKed the free online release of her latest, an Eclipse-related novella called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Two days after the 192-page volume hits bookstores on June 5, it will available on the web as a read-only file for a month. So, no downloading or distribution! Right.
Regardless of the gift—or promotion, or whatever—Bree Tanner will likely be a hit as it’s the first peep from Meyer in almost two years. “A new Twilight saga book from Stephenie Meyer, no matter how short, is the best news in the world for her legions of fans, and great news for bookshops everywhere,” a bookseller tells the Telegraph. “This could be the biggest selling book of the year.”