Monday, July 6, 2009

That didn't take long....

Book publishers Headline UK have confirmed the release of "Michael Jackson: Life of a Legend."

Billed as the ultimate celebration of the performer’s life following his untimely death, the book will go on sale in the UK on July 17 and in Australasia on July 30 with a retail of NZ$50.

In their release blurb the publishers state "this lavish, full-colour, illustrated book will feature over 200 images taken from the Daily Mirror’s unrivalled pictures archives. With top-class photography and full support from the Daily Mirror, this will be the ultimate book for fans."

Respected music writer and journalist, Michael Heatley (author of over 30 books including biographies on Rolf Harris, John Lennon, Deep Purple, John Peel, Bon Jovi and Neil Young) has drawn on his five years of research into the Jackson family to tell Michael’s story from his earliest days in the Jackson 5, through the glory days of Thriller (still the world’s all time biggest
selling pop album), to the planned comeback tour.

Carly Cook, Headline UK Non Fiction Publisher says: "We are thrilled to be publishing the first celebration of such an amazing artist. The book is going to be gorgeous and a fitting tribute to a legendary performer. It will be an absolute must-have for any Jackson fan. Jackson’s sudden and untimely death has created an outpouring of grief not seen since Princess Diana or Elvis. Jackson crossed the generations with his music and extraordinary choreography. Michael Jackson: Life of a Legend, will celebrate that talent. This book is not a tell-all, it is a fitting tribute to a legendary performer."

Destined to be a best seller for sure but will you be buying it?


Kelly said...

And yes, I realise this is my second entry about Michael Jackson and I am still not a fan :P

Heather said...

Nope, I won't be buying it. To be honest I cant think of a single celebrity whose book I'd buy.

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Probably.. personal life aside, I really did love Michael Jackson!