Reagan Arthur, publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Little, Brown has acquired The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL, an original e-book by journalist Michael J. Mooney to be published on April 23.

The e-book, about 20,000 words, is an expansion of the story Mooney wrote about Kyle in the March 21 edition of Dallas’s D Magazine. Mooney had been spending time with Kyle and reporting intimately on him for over nine months before Kyle was murdered. According to LB, The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle goes beyond that magazine piece to give a fuller sense of Kyle, his life, and his death with more revealing stories.

Little, Brown acquired world all-language rights for an e-book from David Patterson at Foundry Literary + Media with an audiobook edition from Hachette Audio to follow. LB has the option to do a print edition as well.