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Meyer beats Rowling?

The Canadian Press is reporting that Canadian sales of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series have begun to outstrip Harry Potter. The news comes via Indigo, which reported this week that sales of the Twilight series have surpassed 600,000 copies in 2008.

According to CP:

The paranormal romance of Bella, Edward the vampire, and Jacob the werewolf has become so popular among young readers this year that the Twilight Saga has eclipsed the number of Harry Potter books sold at the Canadian bookstore in 2007, including the launch of the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This sales milestone comes in the same week as the highly anticipated Twilight movie hits the big screen.

“I never expected to see another series sell as many copies as Harry Potter did in 2007. For the Twilight series to have sold more copies in 2008 than the Harry Potter series did last year is truly extraordinary,” says Trevor Dayton, Vice President, Kids and Entertainment at Indigo Books & Music Inc.