They’re probably not the only ones rushing a biography of pop prince Michael Jackson to press. However U.K. independent publisher, John Blake, is getting some ink just days after the pop star died in Los Angeles on Thursday. From The Bookseller:
Michael Jackson -- King of Pop: 1958-2009 is being written by Emily Herbert, a long-time fan of Jackson, who has interviewed him “on several occasions” in the past. It is scheduled for release on 24th August and will be a B-format paperback, priced £7.99.
Blake said he had not intended to publish a book on the star, and that his decision to do so came in light of widespread requests from retailers. “The trade asked us to do it,” he said. The publisher is now planning an initial print run of 100,000 copies, and making the author available for “all forms of publicity” including radio and newspaper interviews.