Today In Books

From FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR To Princess: Today In Books

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Will Smith has a three-book children’s deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books. The books will be reminiscent to his role on the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, except starring a young girl named Destiny. Denene Millner will write and Gladys Jose will illustrate. This sounds super fun.

Publishing Insight Thanks To The Bookseller’s Survey

A survey taken by 1,167 people in the publishing industry has revealed some interesting things including that 78% who identified as working class believe that their background has had negative effects on their career. Read all about the survey and findings here.

Potter Heads Getting A New Ride

Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a new ride: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Not many details out yet, but based on the announcement it looks like Thunder Mountain with Hagrid’s motorbike as the cars. (I know TM is Disney.)