Julian Assange’s book is getting published
Julian Assange, founder of wikileaks, and hater of the sun (I mean come on, look how pale he is), has a book being published by Canongate Books, a Scottish publishing company. Now although it has been well-known that Assange wanted to write a book, part memoir, part manifesto, this one is not the one he wanted to write, in fact, it would appear he does not want this to be published at all, which must have US officials grinning ear to ear reading about this.
After working with his ghost writer Ellingham Hall he felt the book was getting too personal. Canogate is going to go ahead with publishing against Assange’s wishes because the money they paid him in advanced is already tied up or spent, likely in his current court battle over extradition and the alleged sex-crimes, and he can not pay them back. However some of the other publishers around the world that Assange is working with do not plan on publishing it, due to the fact that they consider it incomplete, one such example is a publishing company called Knopf.
According to Canogate, they gave Julian Assange an oportunity to revise the book, however he did not make any changes. They also gave him a 12 day window to seek an injunction, however that window passed on Monday, with no action being taken according to The Independent. If these statements are true then you can not blame Canogate for going ahead with publishing the book, and Assange must realize that the blame falls on him in two-fold, for not being able to pay them back in order to prevent publishing, as well as for not taking the opportunities given to him by Canogate to revise the book, as well as to get an injunction to halt publishing.
There will be an excerpt in The Independent on Thursday, the excerpt will contain a chapter pertaining to the sex crimes that allegedly took place in Sweden. If you would like to more, please read the article on Wired.com, as I am not going to ruin the book for those of you that wish to read it. There are some minor spoilers in the article, so you have been warned.