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WikiLeaks E-Book For Sale On Amazon In The UK

by Wright Bryan
Dec 9, 2010

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A Kindle e-book containing confidential cables released by WikiLeaks is now for sale on the Amazon UK website for 7.37 British pounds, about $11.60.

The appearance of the book comes as somewhat of a surprise after Amazon decided last week to stop hosting the WikiLeaks site on its server network.

The Kindle edition is titled WikiLeaks documents expose US foreign policy conspiracies. All cables with tags from 1- 5000 and its author is listed as Heinz Duthel.

The product description on the Amazon page includes this line:

The Author will analyze the documents more thoroughly in a subsequent article, but "highlights" published by the Guardian and the New York Times are revealing.

Update at 12:50 pm: The AP now makes it clear that the e-book does not contain the entire trove of 250,000 documents, only excerpts:

The e-book, viewed by The Associated Press in London, consists of excerpts along with reports on reaction to the releases from media and government officials. It also has a list of the cables by originating embassy.

Amazon has also added its own note to the page where the e-book is for sale:

This book contains commentary and analysis regarding recent WikiLeaks disclosures, not the original material disclosed via the WikiLeaks website.

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