More Michael Jackson Books in the Hopper

USA Today announces that a new, heavily-illustrated book about Michael Jackson is coming in December, priced at $165. The first title sanctioned by the estate, it is published by Kraken Opus, a UK-based publisher of titles that often go for $2,000 or more.

Originally planned to include Jackson’s London concerts, the company was still in negotiations with Jackson when the singer died. The book will be published on Dec. 7 and is now available for pre-order through TicketMaster.

Also coming, is an October reprint of Jackson’s book, Moonwalk. According to Robert Hilburn, who says he worked on the first version of the book, Jackson wasn’t pleased with the final version and blocked the publisher from reprinting it after the initial printing of 500,000 (via GalleyCat).

Original 1988 editions are being offered on Amazon for $85 to $675.

On Amazon, the publisher’s note says that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Shaye Areheart (who now has an imprint under Crown; Harmony, the publisher of the reprint, is also an imprint of Crown) were Jackson’s original editors.

Michael Jackson
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harmony – (2009-10-13)
ISBN / EAN: 0307716988 / 9780307716989

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