After having a disagreement over the process of his book release, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has done what he knows how to do best, published private communications.
Claiming that his new book Julian Assange: The Unauthorized Autobiography was published “in breach of contract, in breach of confidence, in breach of my creative rights and in breach of personal assurances,” Assange has posted an email correspondence between himself and his publisher Jamie Byng at Canongate.
Here is part of the exchange in which Assange questions the publishing industry’s definition of a memoir:
“Jamie: We have to cancel the contract as it is because it doesn’t seem it’ll be a memoir. Julian: The publishing industry seems to be straightjacketed on what a memoir is. Jamie: We’ve got to be careful it doesn’t get out that the book’s been cancelled. I would like it to be between us that we’ve cancelled this agreement, if we can work out a new agreement simultaneously and a new payment structure.” (Via The New York Observer).