Amazon Selling WikiLeaks Cables in E-Book
Despite corporate and government efforts to keep WikiLeaks’ classified embassy cables from reaching a mass audience, the documents are now available as an e-book on Amazon.
Available for purchase on Amazon’s United Kingdom site is "WikiLeaks documents expose US foreign policy conspiracies. All cables with tags from 1-5000." Listing for £7.37 (about $11), the e-book, designed for the Kindle, contains all 250,000 leaked cables and includes "highlights" taken from analyses by the New York Times and the Guardian.
The new e-book "sheds new light on the sordid nature of American imperialist intrigue and conspiracy around the globe," according to Amazon’s product description.
The e-book's editor, Heinz Duthel, has contributed 383 titles to Amazon’s bookstore, including biographies on Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac and a three-volume series called “Global Secret and Intelligence Service.”
So far, the WikiLeaks e-book has received an average customer review of one-and-a-half stars.
The release of the e-book comes amid international furor over the controversial documents' leak, with the United States government applying pressure on several private corporations – Amazon included – to stop doing business with WikiLeaks.
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