The Guardian will publish a book next month about the partnership between the newspaper and whistleblower's site WikiLeaks.

The title, WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's war on secrecy, features accounts by the journalists who worked on the newspaper's coverage and cover the story of the website from its launch in 2006 to the recent publication of secret US diplomatic cables. It will be published by Guardian News and Media's publishing division Guardian Books.

The journalists behind the book include investigations editor David Leigh and Luke Harding, the paper's Moscow correspondent.

"They [the authors] look at the internet culture and technology that made the mining of secret information possible, and at the fanatical hackers who set up WikiLeaks," a press release from the Guardian says.

"The real story of WikiLeaks has yet to be told and this book will lift the lid on the Guardian's unique partnership with Julian Assange, one of the world's most controversial figures," Leigh added.

"Readers will have a ringside seat as the extraordinary twists and turns of the WikiLeaks story unfold. It's a story of secret document dumps, spying and sex allegations, written by Guardian journalists who worked with Assange and followed his mission every step of the way. This book will bring you as close to the unvarnished truth as you're likely to get."

Rights to the title have already been sold in eight territories, a press release adds, including the US, Japan and Korea. The title is due to be published by Guardian Books on 10 February.

Julian Assange has struck deals with Alfred A. Knopf in New York and Canongate in the UK to publish memoirs in April.

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