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Post  Glorfindel on 2/17/2017, 5:06 pm

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Amazing that it's still going so strong. So much great Chris news to enjoy today.
And this week he's even 2 positions higher up than last week: from #6 to #4. neutre

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Post  ColferInspired on 2/17/2017, 10:53 pm

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Ranwing wrote:

Amazing that it's still going so strong. So much great Chris news to enjoy today.
And this week he's even 2 positions higher up than last week: from #6 to #4. neutre

This is amazing. hola

I am so happy for him.
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Post  Buenos on 2/24/2017, 5:44 pm



Chris Colfer's NYT best seller lists stats:

2012-Land of Stories: The Wishing Well (Stand alone novel) 5 Weeks
2013-Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns (Stand alone novel) 4 Weeks
2014-Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning (Series) 4 Weeks
2015-Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms (Series) 8 weeks
2016-Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey(Series) 12 weeks
2017-Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey(Series) 8 weeks (and counting)


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Post  Buenos on 3/26/2017, 11:57 pm

Facts and Figures 2016: Children’s Bestsellers Reflect Booming Backlists and Reinvigorated Franchises
Our 2016 Facts and Figures compilation of children’s bestsellers encompasses a wide range of titles, dominated by series (both new and old), movie tie-ins, and read-aloud favorites. Our lists are based on print unit sales at outlets that report to NPD Bookscan, which tracks roughly 85% of the print market. Here we compile the books that sold more than 100,000 copies in four categories: Hardcover Frontlist, Paperback Frontlist, Hardcover Backlist, and Paperback Backlist.

Hardcover Frontlist
30. An Author’s Odyssey (The Land of Stories #5) Chris Colfer. Little, Brown (103,354)

Paperback Backlist
33. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories #1) Chris Colfer. Little, Brown (137,736)
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Post  Glorfindel on 6/13/2017, 8:33 pm


chriscolfer The Bailey Twins are coming to the big screen!!! #TLOSmovie (I’ve waited a long time to use that hashtag.)


Chris Colfer, Shawn Levy Tackling 'The Land of Stories' Movie for Fox (Exclusive)

Twentieth Century Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps are teaming up with Chris Colfer to adapt actor-turned-author’s best-selling fantasy series The Land of Stories for the big-screen.

Fox has picked up the rights to the book series with 21 Laps’s Levy and Dan Levine on board to produce.
In a striking move, the 27-year-old Colfer will not only write the script adapting The Wishing Spell, the first book of the multi-million copy-selling series, but will also make his directorial debut by sitting behind the camera.

Launched with Wishing Spell in 2012, when Colfer was in the middle of his six season award-winning turn on Glee, the Land of Stories universe has grown to include novels, illustrated picture books, audiobooks, in-world chapter books, and an upcoming graphic novel. The sixth and final novel in the series, Worlds Collide, will be published July 11, with Colfer embarking on a twenty-city author tour celebrating the series’ finale.

Wishing Spell follows twins Alex and Conner Bailey who, after the loss of their father, are transported into a magic book in which the classic fairy tales have come to life. Thrust into a world where they come face-to-face with the characters they’ve only read about in stories, the kids must fight dark forces in order to return home.

Colfer and Rob Weisbach will executive produce. Fox’s Kira Goldberg will oversee development for the studio.

21 Laps, which is flying high thanks to the eight Oscar nominations and hit status of its sci-fi drama Arrival, is currently in production on season 2 of their its pop culture-making Netflix series Stranger Things. It is also in post on Fox’s adaptation of the Alexandra Bracken novel The Darkest Minds, and has Jonathan Tropper-penned drama Kodachrome, starring Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis, in the can.

Colfer first made a name for himself playing Kurt Hummel on the ground-breaking Glee, a role that garnered him a Golden Globe award and multiple People’s Choice Awards and Emmy nominations. It was as the show was ending that his career as an author began taking off, with the Land of Stories books becoming New York Times best-sellers (Wishing Spell was number one for two weeks) and translated into twenty languages.

Colfer has worked as a screenwriter before, penning the 2014 Glee episode Old Dog, New Tricks, and the 2012 original movie Struck by Lightning, in which he also starred. He is repped by ICM Partners, Rob Weisbach Creative Management and Myman Greenspan.

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Post  fantastica on 6/14/2017, 12:36 am

this guy is going for the biggie. we knew that!
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Post  mae55 on 6/20/2017, 10:51 am

Wow! Fabulous news!
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Post  Buenos on 6/24/2017, 6:23 pm




Chris Colfer's NYT best seller lists stats:

2012-Land of Stories: The Wishing Well (Stand alone novel) 5 Weeks
2013-Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns (Stand alone novel) 4 Weeks
2014-Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning (Series) 4 Weeks
2015-Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms (Series) 8 weeks
2016-Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey(Series) 12 weeks
2017-Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey(Series) 9 weeks (and counting)
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