Julian Assange

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One Million Dollar Book Deal for Assange

Many authors dream of a million dollar book deal. Julian Assange has achieved just that.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reached a deal with a U.S. publisher to write a book about his life and his organization.

The New York publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed that they reached a deal with 39-year-old Assange, who is expected to deliver a manuscript in 2011.

Assange earlier told Britain's "Sunday Times" newspaper that he was agreeing to book deals worth some $1.3 million as a way to pay for the the costs of defending himself in legal cases as well as to keep WikiLeaks operating.

The publisher, Alfred A Knopf, New York publishing house, was founded by Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. in 1915. It was acquired by Random House in 1960 and is now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group at Random House.

Over 17 Nobel Prize and 47 Pulitzer Prize winning authors have been published by Knopf, and it is likely Assange's story could join these august ranks.

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