<i>Twilight: The Graphic Novel</i> to bow with 350,000-copy first printing [Updated]

Yen Press will debut its graphic-novel adaptation of Twilight on March 16 with a staggering first printing of 350,000 copies.

That figure comes from Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life blog, which offers a look at the cover and interior art, plus an excerpt from an interview with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. (A 10 -page preview plus the full Q&A will run in the new edition of the magazine, which hits stands on Friday.)

Announced in July, Twilight: The Graphic Novel is adapted and illustrated by Korean artist Young Kim, with input from Meyer, whose series of young-adult novels has sold 53 million copies worldwide.

Yen Press, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group USA, recently published adaptations of James Patterson's Maximum Ride and Darren Shan's Cirque du Freak, and in December announced plans to "re-imagine" Cecily von Ziegesar’s Gossip Girl novels.

Update: Brigid Alverson posts the official press release, which indicates Twilight: The Graphic Novel will be a $19.99 hardcover.

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