HarperCollins has signed up a book by Jay Morton, an ex-Special Forces sergeant and recent recruit to Channel 4 series “SAS: Who Dares Wins”.
HarperNonFiction executive publisher Oli Malcolm struck a deal for world rights with Luke Betts at JustDevelop. Soldier will publish on 7th January 2021.
The synopsis states: “Part memoir, part handbook, Soldier will provide invaluable strategies for physical and mental resilience that can be applied to everyday life.”
After completing 14 years of decorated military service, Morton is the latest addition to Channel 4’s TV series, having originally joined in January 2020. He spent 10 years in the SAS and four years in the Parachute Regiment. He is also an experienced mountaineer and has led expeditions to the summits of some of the highest mountains in the world including Everest.
He said: “No one is born a soldier. They are made after time and perseverance in extreme situations and scenarios. I served for 14 years, only leaving the SAS 18 months ago. That has been my life for the majority, and will continue to be. This book is everything I have experienced, what I’ve learnt, and how it’s shaped me. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to share my story, and to be working with HarperCollins on my debut release, Soldier.”
Malcolm added: “Having served in the SAS as an elite soldier for over ten years, no one is better equipped than Jay Morton to reveal what it takes to become the best of the best. Soldier is an outstanding combination of memoir and handbook, delivering a masterclass in mindset and resilience, a guide in tactical awareness and an exploration of optimum operational strategy.”