Colin Kaepernick is a 32 year old NFL player who courted controversy last decade by kneeling during the US national anthem in protest of police brutality.
An announcement on Thursday told how Kaepernick will release his memoir through a new publishing company he has founded himself called Kaepernick Publishing. Audible, who are owned by Amazon, will release the memoir on their service also, as well as other Kaepernick Publishing projects.
“I want to tell the story of my evolution, and the events that led me to protest systemic oppression, in hopes that it will inspire others to rise in action,” Kaepernick said in a statement. The statement described the book as offering more details on “the life experiences that led him to risk his career as a star N.F.L. Super Bowl quarterback in one silent act of protest.”
The memoir title or release date have yet to be announced.
Kaepernick Publishing was established in March 2019 a month or so after he settled a grievance against the N.F.L., for allegedly keeping him out of work.
There have been suggestions about how the company will be different from most other publishers where ownership rights are concerned. Those rights over intellectual property look to favour writers, who will be given “unprecedented ownership options,”, and the company promise to emphasise minority voices.