This book cover image released by Dutton shows “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden,” by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. -AP Photo

NEW YORK: The publication of a former Navy SEAL's first-hand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has been moved up a week, to Sept 4.      

Mark Owen's ''No Easy Day,'' already a top seller on Amazon.com, was scheduled to come out Sept. 11.

Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), announced Tuesday that the release date was changed in response to ''overwhelming excitement'' from the public. The first printing has been increased from 300,000 to 575,000 copies.

Government officials are reviewing the book to see if any sensitive information was revealed.

Owen, a pseudonym for a former SEAL widely believed to be Matt Bissonnette, said in a statement that he had a ''strict desire'' not to endanger national security.

Updated Aug 29, 2012 05:19am

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asif
Aug 29, 2012 08:05pm
everybody know what is a reality but nobody wants to raise voice about truth.