The Official Michael Jackson Opus To Be Only Brand New Authorized Tribute to The
King of Pop On Holiday Shelves
Book joins 1988 autobiography Moonwalk, to be reissued this month, as only titles
authorized by legendary artists Estate
Los Angeles Oct. 5, 2009 Despite the proliferation of Michael Jackson books
published or announced since his death, The Official Michael Jackson Opus will
remain the only brand new authorized tribute to the King of Pop appearing on the shelves
for the holidays, it was announced today. The book joins the reissue of Michael’s 1988
autobiography Moonwalk as the only titles authorized by the legendary singer’s Estate.
A number of unauthorized books have been published or announced in recent weeks,
frequently promoted to mislead fans into believing they were either approved by Michael
before his death or sanctioned by his Estate. As authorized works, Moonwalk and
The Official Michael Jackson Opus are the only books whose proceeds will go to his
Estate for the beneficiaries Michael designated — his children, his mother and the
charitable causes that were important to him.
Said Michael Jackson Estate Co-Special Administrators John Branca and John McClain:
As Special Administrators of Michael’s estate, we have authorized one title that sees
Michael through his own eyes and another through the eyes of people he touched.
Michael’s fans worldwide will appreciate the contribution each book makes to his
Added Jeff Wald, president and COO of Opus Media Group: We are privileged to have
witnessed Michael’s creative genius up close and grateful to his Estate for recognizing
our dedication to continuing his legacy. His fans will be thrilled, and have something that
will remain with them for years to come. We also are grateful that this will benefit
Michael’s children, his mother and his many charitable causes, as well as providing his
children and his mother with a lasting testimonial to his life of accomplishments.
Available December 7, 2009 from Opus Media Group, The Official Michael Jackson
Opus is a leather-bound tribute that provides his fans with more than 400 pages of
photographs and remembrances of his amazing life. Fans can preorder now and receive a
discount for a limited time by going to Ticketmaster.com.
Moonwalk will be reissued by Harmony Books on October 13, 2009.