Posted by | December 26, 2010 19:23 | Filed under: Top Stories

Julian Assange says he needs to do this book to pay his legal bills, and has signed for both American and British versions of his story.

“I don’t want to write this book, but I have to,” he told the Sunday Times. “I have already spent £200,000 for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat.”

Assange told the British newspaper that he will receive $800,000 from Knopf while his deal with Canongate is worth £325,000, or approximately $502,000.

Crown Publishers announced last Wednesday that Daniel Domscheit-Berg, also known as Daniel Schmitt, who used to be the spokesman for WikiLeaks, will be releasing a book in February.

Domscheit-Berg has said that the book, “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website,” “will reveal the evolution, finances and inner tensions” at the controversial website.

Domscheit-Berg left WikiLeaks three months ago, and has said he plans to launch a new platform for leaking classified information, called Openleaks.org, early next year.

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