Sphere acquires Seal Team Six book

Sphere acquires Seal Team Six book

Sphere is capitalising on the interest surrounding the US Navy Seals following the assassination of Osama bin Laden, acquiring Seal Team Six by Howard E Wasdin and Stephen Templin.

Sphere non-fiction publishing director Adam Strange bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Claire Roberts at Trident Media, acting on behalf of Scott Miller. It will be published in hardback, with a simultaneous trade paperback, on 23rd June.

Strange said: "The book is Howard's memoir of his time as a soldier with one of the world's toughest and most secretive special operations units, and will be the first look inside the team that undertook last month's mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden . . . Public and press interest in the team is huge at the moment."

St Martin's Press published the book in the US on 10th May, and it is currently number seven in Amazon.com's bestselling titles of the month.