Colin Kaepernick is releasing a memoir in 2020, using his own Kaepernick Publishing company to do it.
“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,” the former NFL quarterback wrote in a statement.
“The story tells of the experiences that led to the act of protest that has inspired the world,” according to Kaepernick Publishing, which announced the upcoming book Thursday.
In a series of tweets Thursday, Kaepernick Publishing and Audible confirmed they’re working together on the audiobook version of the yet-untitled book.
“Proud to announce our multi-project deal with Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) and @KaepernickPub, including the Only from Audible version of his upcoming memoir. We’re thrilled to be including his voice in our collection of diverse and powerful stories,” said the company.
The publishing company founded by Kaepernick — who became the first NFL player to kneel in protest during the national anthem, then subsequently refused to bow out of the public eye under intense criticism — “believes reading is a liberator of the mind and will give us the thoughts and ideas to free our bodies,” according to its website.
“By elevating a new generation of writers and creators, we seek to inspire all generations of readers and listeners through the development and publication of meaningful works of all genres with the focus of amplifying diverse views and voices,” Kaepernick Publishing said.
Kaepernick Publishing is a publishing company founded by @kaepernick7. We believe reading is a liberator and aim to elevate the next generation of writers & creators, and hope to inspire generations by amplifying diverse views and voices. pic.twitter.com/eZkFgYfBjt
– Kaepernick Publishing (@KaepernickPub) February 13, 2020