Mark Owen's No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden has been moved up a week and will publish on September 4. The book, which was originally slated for an October release, had been moved up to September 11 until Dutton announced the additional publication change. In a statement, the publisher said the publication was moved up "in response to the overwhelming excitement in the marketplace," and Dutton "now feels it is important to put No Easy Day on sale and let the book speak for itself."
The book is getting coverage all over the country for the new details it reveals, including that Bin Laden was already dead when the SEALs entered his bedroom in the compound. The publisher and author have also been criticized for not providing the government with a copy of the book before announcing it on August 22.
The first printing of the book is now 575,000 copies, up from the original 300,000.