Elf Heads to TV For the Holidays

It may be increasingly common for first-time authors who can’t place their book with a trade house to publish themselves. But it’s pretty rare for a self-published book to sell more than 1.5 million copies—or move to the small screen as an animated film to be aired on CBS in prime time on Black Friday, November 25. Yet former teachers Carol Aebersold and her daughter, Chanda Bell, have pulled off both feats in the past seven years since completing the manuscript for The Elf on the Shelf, a children’s book based on their Scandinavian family’s Yuletime tradition of moving an elf around the house. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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