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Kaepernick Memoir Publishing Co and Audible Deal: Today In Books

Kaepernick Memoir Publishing Co & Audible Deal

Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and activist, has launched a publishing company, Kaepernick Publishing, which will publish his “part political awakening and part memoir.” The audiobook version of the book will be an Audible exclusive, and he’s also signed with Audible to create projects that are “focused on amplifying the voices of notable authors, creators and other influential figures.”

Youngest Bond Theme Song Writer

Billie Eilish and brother Finneas have been hired to write and record the theme song for No Time To Die, the upcoming 25th James Bond film. “Eilish is a perfect, moody, Zeitgeist-y fit for Bond 25. No Time to Die feels like a turning point in the franchise, as it will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.”

An Open Letter And Invitation To Oprah

While #DignidadLiteraria, the group created in the wake of American Dirt to champion needed change in publishing, has met with leaders at Macmillan and Flatiron, Oprah has yet to accept the group’s invitation to sit down in private and talk to them. So they’ve offered one more invitation. “It’s imperative that we discuss the ​actual problem: the continued underrepresentation of Latinx authors in publishing and in your highly influential book club.”