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Post Reply Midnight Sun Release Postponed?
Posted 8/29/08
I went onto StephenieMeyer.com, the official website of the Twilight books, and apparently, the Midnight Sun release has been postponed due to it being illegally posted on the internet.

Go to the website, and then come back here and tell me what you think.
Posted 8/31/08
really? O.o -has to go check-
Posted 8/31/08 , edited 8/31/08

August 28, 2008

As some of you may have heard, my partial draft of Midnight Sun was illegally posted on the Internet and has since been virally distributed without my knowledge or permission or the knowledge or permission of my publisher.

I have a good idea of how the leak happened as there were very few copies of Midnight Sun that left my possession and each was unique. Due to little changes I made to the manuscript at different times, I can tell when each left my possession and to whom it was given. The manuscript that was illegally distributed on the Internet was given to trusted individuals for a good purpose. I have no comment beyond that as I believe that there was no malicious intent with the initial distribution.

I did not want my readers to experience Midnight Sun before it was completed, edited and published. I think it is important for everybody to understand that what happened was a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being. As the author of the Twilight Saga, I control the copyright and it is up to the owner of the copyright to decide when the books should be made public; this is the same for musicians and filmmakers. Just because someone buys a book or movie or song, or gets a download off the Internet, doesn't mean that they own the right to reproduce and distribute it. Unfortunately, with the Internet, it is easy for people to obtain and share items that do not legally belong to them. No matter how this is done, it is still dishonest. This has been a very upsetting experience for me, but I hope it will at least leave my fans with a better understanding of copyright and the importance of artistic control.

So where does this leave Midnight Sun? My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. Writing isn't like math; in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With writing, the way you feel changes everything. If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn't dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely.

I'd rather my fans not read this version of Midnight Sun. It was only an incomplete draft; the writing is messy and flawed and full of mistakes. But how do I comment on this violation without driving more people to look for the illegal posting? It has taken me a while to decide how and if I could respond. But to end the confusion, I've decided to make the draft available here (at the end of this post). This way, my readers don't have to feel they have to make a sacrifice to stay honest. I hope this fragment gives you further insight into Edward's head and adds a new dimension to the Twilight story. That's what inspired me to write it in the first place.

I do want to take a moment and thank the wonderful fans who have been so supportive of me over the past three years. I cannot begin to tell you how much each of you means to me. I only hope this note will stop all the confusion and online speculation so that the Twilight universe can once again become the happy escape it used to be. After this incredibly busy year, I am now focusing on spending more time with my family and working on some other writing projects.

--Stephenie

Posted 8/31/08 , edited 8/31/08

puttyroboto wrote:

I went onto StephenieMeyer.com, the official website of the Twilight books, and apparently, the Midnight Sun release has been postponed due to it being illegally posted on the internet.

Go to the website, and then come back here and tell me what you think.


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Posted 8/31/08
Guys, there's a petition at " http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Please-Finish-Midnight-Sun " asking her to reconsider. So find the time to sign and maybe she'll see how all her fans feel
Posted 9/4/08 , edited 9/4/08

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Guys, there's a petition at " http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Please-Finish-Midnight-Sun " asking her to reconsider. So find the time to sign and maybe she'll see how all her fans feel :)


She probably knows how we feel
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Posted 9/17/08
i already knew and she did it bcuz some1 illegally put the rough draft up there but she put it on her own web so u can still read it it is not complete but it's something right?
Posted 9/19/08

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viivian wrote:

Guys, there's a petition at " http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Please-Finish-Midnight-Sun " asking her to reconsider. So find the time to sign and maybe she'll see how all her fans feel :)


She probably knows how we feel


Yeah I saw that petition. I will not put my info in it. I dont care if I love the series
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Posted 9/21/08
she's really upset about it =/
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she's really upset about it =/


Yeah I would be too =/
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Posted 9/22/08

animefangirl20 wrote:


Princessa77 wrote:

she's really upset about it =/


Yeah I would be too =/


Honestly , she has the right to0 , but i've been waiting for this book since forever =[...i hope she reconsider that !

Posted 9/22/08

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animefangirl20 wrote:


Princessa77 wrote:

she's really upset about it =/


Yeah I would be too =/


Honestly , she has the right to0 , but i've been waiting for this book since forever =[...i hope she reconsider that !



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Posted 10/1/08
wait, is that supposed to be the fifth book? o.O i never heard of Midnight Sun, sorry.
Posted 10/2/08
It is the rendition of the first book, Twilight, written in Edward's perspective.

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Posted 11/2/08
stupid ppl who did that now we have to wait looooonger
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