Stephenie Meyer's Recommendation Sends Wuthering Heights to the Bestseller Lists
Posted on August 27, 2009
Emily Bronte's classic novel Wuthering Heights has hit the top of the classics bestseller list after the publisher got a big quote from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer about how much she loves the book. The publisher also redid the cover to make it look like the Twilight books.
The Guardian reports that Waterstone's bookstores in the UK describe the book as follows: "Love the Twilight books? Then you'll adore Wuthering Heights, one of the greatest love stories ever told. Cathy and Heathcliff, childhood friends, are cruelly separated by class, fate and the actions of others. But uniting them is something even stronger: an all-consuming passion that sweeps away everything that comes between them. Even death!"
Waterstone's Simon Robertson tells the Guardian, "Wuthering Heights is of course a steady seller, but it's usually Pride and Prejudice, or whichever classic has recently been adapted for film or TV that is at the top. I don't think a vampire's recommendation has ever sent a book to number one before."
We don't know who was responsible for this idea, but she needs to be promoted immediately. She's clearly some kind of marketing savant.