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Why Hating Wikileaks' Julian Assange Is Quite Easy Now

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Imagine, if you will, all the people in the world who long to be a published writer. Struggling through prose and story structure, cold calling publishers and agents, trying everything they can to see their work in print. Now think of a man accused of sexual assault treating a $1.5 million book deal like it was a root canal.

Guilty or not, you gotta hate that guy, right?

Faced with rising legal costs, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has reluctantly agreed to writing an autobiography which will net him one and a half million dollars. When the opportunity presented itself, Assange told Britain's Sunday Times, "I don't want to write this book, but I have to." He added, "I have already spent pound stg. 200,000 ($307,408) for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat."

Poor guy. Hope he doesn't sprain a pinkie while detailing his childhood.

The money will be coming from not one, but two publishers -- one from the US and one from the UK. The Times reports that money from other international markets and serialization is expected to raise the total to at least $1.5 million.

But enough about that. How's your novel coming? Didn't you say something about publishing the first three chapters online and asking visitors for a dollar to read the rest?

Well, if you need a villain for the story, I know a guy.
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