CANONGATE Books, the Edinburgh-based publisher, has blamed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's "failure to deliver" the book he was contracted to produce for plunging into operating loss.
CANONGATE Books, the Edinburgh-based publisher, has blamed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's \"failure to deliver\" the book he was contracted to produce for plunging into operating loss.
BESTSELLERS: Canongate's managing director Jamie Byng, pictured, said Julian Assange was to blame for the publisher's losses in 2011. Main picture: Gordon Terris
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Ian Mcconnell Business editor
Accounts, which have just become available from Companies House, reveal Canongate tumbled to an operating loss of £368,467 in 2011, from a profit of £1.08 million at this level in 2010. Canongate acknowledged this was its worst performance "in many years".
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