Wed, 16/03/2011 - 14:59
HarperCollins has bought a book by Jermaine Jackson about the life of his pop star brother Michael.
World rights to You are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes were bought by Natalie Jerome, publishing director for Harper non-fiction, from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown. It will be published simultaneously by Simon &...
Mon, 03/08/2009 - 06:49
John Blake is to publish the memoirs of “undoubtedly the most famous chimp on the planet", recently-bereaved celebrity pet Bubbles.
The acquisition of Bubbles: My Secret Diary, From Swaziland to Neverland was completed last week, and is a last-minute addition to the publisher’s October schedule.
Wed, 29/07/2009 - 07:10
It was a mixed week for publishers in the battle now commonly known as the "Wacko Races". Despite selling at an average discount of just over 50% last week (£4.49), J Randy Taraborrelli's Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness (Pan) suffered a 35% sales decline week-on-week to 13,946 copies sold.
Mon, 27/07/2009 - 06:22
William Heinemann, an imprint of the Random House Group, is to re-release Michael Jackson's one and only autobiography Moonwalk in the UK. The new edition of the book will be published on 13th October and will include a new introduction from a "well-known figure in the entertainment industry who was close to Michael" and...
Tue, 21/07/2009 - 14:15
HarperCollins has benefited from bringing the launch of its Michael Jackson title Legend, Hero, Icon forward two days, selling more than twice the number of its hardback competitor published by Headline. Harper's title, written by James Aldis, sold 3,612 copies over the four days it was on sale to 18th July, according to Nielsen...
Mon, 20/07/2009 - 15:01
Simon & Schuster was unofficially the first to get a new Michael Jackson book into a retailers' hands, after the firm sent out reps to "hand-deliver" its title Unmasked to Waterstone's in Piccadilly last Tuesday. But both the S&S book and HarperCollins' title Legend, Hero, Icon truly went on sale the following day—15th...
Wed, 15/07/2009 - 07:13
Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins have tied in their bid to be first to market with a new Michael Jackson book.
Copies of S&S's Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, by Ian Halperin, were hand-delivered by sales reps into stores, including Waterstone's Piccadilly branch, yesterday (14th July),...
Tue, 14/07/2009 - 14:18
After a five month hiatus, Stephenie Meyer, the doyenne of the children's bestseller lists in 2009, has returned to the summit of the Official UK Top 50, narrowly ahead of compatriot Jodi Picoult. But in the "Wacko Races", J Randy Taraborrelli still reigns supreme, with Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness (Pan)...
Mon, 13/07/2009 - 12:11
John Blake Publishing has brought forward the publication date for his newly-commissioned Michael Jackson biography by more than a month, as the battle to hit the shops first heats up. The 'Wacko' races has also finally caught the wider media's attention with reports on BBC Breakfast this morning (13th July), the 'Today'...
Fri, 10/07/2009 - 14:27
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired the rights to Ian Halperin’s Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, and is due to print 50,000 copies for release next Friday (17th July) as a £10 trade paperback.
The book was originally due to be published in Canada by Transit Publishing to coincide with Jackson's...