As 'Twilight' Fades, Hachette Sees Its Sales Darken

Profits at Lagardere, the parent of the Hachette Book Group, may have been buoyed for years by Stephenie Meyer's novels, but unlike vampires, the series' high sales couldn't last forever. With no new books from Meyers' first-quarter earnings dropped 6.5% from this point in 2009.