Malcolm Mitchell, you may have heard, has written a children’s book, entitled “The Magician’s Hat”. You know what was harder than writing the book?
C’mon, you know.
… In particular, the children’s book he authored finally gets released for sale on Saturday. “The Magician’s Hat” will be available at the UGA Bookstore and on Mitchell’s website, readwithmalcolm.com, as well as other places.
It will retail for just under $16, and Mitchell has gone through an exhausting clearinghouse process with UGA and the NCAA to ensure that everything has been done in compliance with NCAA rules.
“That’s been the longest process,” Mitchell said. “I was actually just talking to somebody from the NCAA in the building today. I just told her thank you and I really appreciated the timely response that they’ve given me. There’s been a lot of back-and-forth. There’s a lot of things I can do and I can’t do and a lot of other things that other people can’t do that I can’t control.
“So there are some restrictions. But overall the book will be released, weill be sold, and I think it’s the first time the NCAA has waivered such things that will generate revenue and allow you to promote your own product. I appreciate everything they’ve done and for UGA allowing me to do it.”
Honestly, there’s a part of me that’s surprised it’s seeing the light of day. But good on ‘ya for something, NCAA.
And between Chris Conley and Mitchell, maybe Georgia needs to start referring to itself as “Media Production U”.