Friday, February 1, 2019

Kobe Bryant Receives a Mixed Reception from Booksellers

By Publishers Weekly, Jan. 29, 2019

Kobe Bryant, who played basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years, received a mixed reception when he took to the podium on Friday morning at Winter Institute 14 during the small and university presses breakfast to introduce his new children’s and teen book imprint, Granity Studios. Granity Studios is a multimedia company that is publishing books targeting young athletes with tales containing athletic characters and themes exploring the particular challenges athletes face.

“It’s Harry Potter meets the Olympics, and had a baby,” he said of Granity’s debut series, the Wizenard Series, that he created with Wesley King, who wrote the first volume, Training Camp (Mar.).
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