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 Artist’s Estate

LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—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 remarkable legacy.”

Available December 7, 2009 from Opus Media Group PLC, “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 or click here.

“Moonwalk” will be reissued by Harmony Books on October 13, 2009.