08 October 2012
Canongate, who published Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography after the Wikileaks founder pulled out of his contract without repaying his advance, has blamed him for an operating loss of £368,467 in 2011. ...
Canongate, who published Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography after the Wikileaks founder pulled out of his contract without repaying his advance, has blamed him for an operating loss of £368,467 in 2011.
Assange is rumoured to have been paid an advance in the region of £500,000.
In 2010, Canongate accounts revealed a company profit of £1.08 million, but a year later their accounts, recently available from Companies House, show a loss of £368,467. Managing director Jamie Byng said; 'We ended up losing a significant amount on one title that resulted in the performance of the company as a whole being the worst in many years.'
New York independent publishing house OR Books announced yesterday (Sunday 7 October) that it is to publish a new book by Julian Assange. Cyberphunks, on sale 26 November, is about freedom and the internet, and is co-written with Jacob Appelbaum, Jeremie Zimmerman and Andy Muller-Maguhn. In a statement, Assange said: 'In March 2012 I gathered together three of today’s leading cypherpunks to discuss the resistance. Two of them, besides myself, have been targeted by law enforcement agencies as a result of their work to safeguard privacy and to keep government accountable. Their words, and their stories, need to be heard.'
It is not been announced whether Assange has been paid an advance for this title.
Assange, who is wanted in Sweden on sexual assault charges, has been granted asylum in Ecuador. He is currently in refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.