By Andy Lewis
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Interest in a new book
about Navy SEAL Team Six is sky-rocketing in the wake of the
killing of Osama bin Laden by members of the elite U.S. special
"SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper" is
being rushed into U.S. stores this week ahead of its originally
scheduled May 24 publication date.
A representative for publisher St. Martin's Press said it
has almost quadrupled the print run to 70,000 copies to meet
On Amazon.com the book has moved from ranking No. 20,000 to
the No. 5 bestselling book for the web retailer. Hollywood
talent agency CAA was brought in last week to handle movie
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the co-authors
Howard Wasdin, a member of SEAL Team Six in the 1990s, and
Stephen Templin, a Navy veteran and professor at Meio
University in Japan, are now at work on a series of "SEAL Team
Those aren't the only books in the works: Dalton Fury, the
author of "Kill Bin Laden", which Oscar-winning "Hurt Locker"
director Kathryn Bigelow is adapting for the screen, also wrote
a novel about the military's special forces. "BLACK SITE: A
Delta Force Novel", co-written with Mark Greaney, will be
published by St. Martin's Press in February 2012.
Since bin Laden's death, Wasdin has appeared on several TV
and radio shows and will be on a "Dateline" NBC special on
"I think that the book 'SEAL Team Six' has taken hold with
the public because it is about such a secretive, elite unit
within the military," said Trident Media Group agent Scott
Miller, who negotiated the book deal.
"It's a group that, because of recent events, people are
now hearing a little about for the first time. They want to
know more about ST6, and they know this book will shed a lot
more light onto this subject matter."
St. Martin's Press describes "SEAL Team Six" as a
"dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle (that takes) readers
deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces
Wasdin served in SEAL Team Two (SEa And Land teams) during
the first Gulf War before being promoted to Team Six, the most
elite SEAL group. During the early 1990s Somalia conflict, he
was tasked with finding warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid. He
retired from the military in 1995 after being injured in
(Editing by Jill Serjeant)
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