The publishing agreement with Stoeger Publishing in Maryland will also include the film rights to Hamill's amazing story.
Writer and photographer Paul Brown will co-author the book with Hamill, 44. It's set for release Oct. 15.
Stoeger will work with ''True Exposures Publishing'' of Brandon, Miss., on initial production of the movie.
Hamill's capture by insurgents in Iraq April 9 was taped by an Australian news crew. Hamill escaped 23 days later when he heard a U.S. convoy nearby.