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On the Books July 7: Julian Assange changes his mind about memoir, final 'Wicked' novel announced

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++ Julian Assange has let his lucrative book deal collapse after growing disenchanted with the process. The head WikiLeaker is in need of money for his legal defense fund, but the contract, worth nearly one million pounds, has reportedly fallen through.

++ William Morris announced today that they will be publishing the final novel in Gregory Maguire’s popular Wicked series. Titled Out of Oz, the fourth volume set in Maguire’s revamped version of L. Frank Baum’s public-domain world will hit stores on November 1.

++ Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Apple’s turtlenecked leader Steve Jobs has forgone its Robert Graves-esque former title iSteve for the much more utilitarian Steve Jobs: A Biography.

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