Publisher confirms Assange book deal

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

LONDON -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's being forced into penning an autobiography to keep his organization from going under. New York publishing house Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Monday that it had struck a deal with the 39-year-old Australian to bring out his autobiography. A publication date is yet to be determined. Assange, speaking to The Sunday Times, said the deal would bring in more than $1 million, with $800,000 from Knopf and another $500,000 from U.K. publisher Canongate.

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