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Jackson Book Deal -- Seizing the Moment

7/23/2009 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Book DealThe court in the Michael Jackson probate case just authorized the special administrators to enter into proposed book publishing agreements.

The deal on the table involves a reprint of Jackson's autobiography, "Moonwalk," with Shaye Arehart Books for U.S. and Canadian publishing rights, Michel Lafon for publishing rights in France, Heyne for publishing rights in Germany, and Heinemann for publishing rights in the United Kingdom.

UPDATE: 2:44 PM PT:
How's this for brutal honesty? The documents state, "The Special Administrators believe that it is in the best interest of the Estate for all book publishing agreements to be entered as soon as possible, as sales of the book and profits for the estate will be maximized the sooner the book is released due to the notoriety surrounding Michael Jackson's unexpected death and the resulting heightened demand for such products."

Story developing...


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JANE DOE    

THIS IS TOOOOO EARLY!!

WHO GETS THE $$$

SORRY MJ CAN'T RIP!!!!!!!!

1919 days ago
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hahahahahahahahahahaha    

We all knew this was coming.

1919 days ago
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First whores!    

Read my book about all of the little boys I have loved.

1919 days ago
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MJ number#1 fan    

See this was all planned MJ was 50 Does the economic crisis ring a bell!Look at all the rush for making money off his name!

1919 days ago
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meme    

They haven't released the cause of death and MJ isn't even buried yet but they're making book deals and arranging concerts? What a bunch of disrespectful money grubbing dirtbags. Shame on everyone.

1919 days ago
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balls    

balls

1919 days ago
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midi    

some artists are worth more dead than alive - well, duh.

1919 days ago
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Texasgirl    

Who would buy this book? Nobody. Who wants to go see that stupid movie on Halloween? Nobody. Face it Jackson hadn't had a hit in over a decade. There may have been some nostalgia for his music after he died but it's been so over done nobody wants to read or watch or listen.

1919 days ago
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Here 4 Beer    

Sounds like someone's trying to moonwalk all the way to the bank.

1919 days ago
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First whores!    

car horns

1919 days ago
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Cali MJ Fan    

Oh I'm so glad they are reprinting it. I've been looking online for another copy... people are selling them for upwards of $250 --USED.

If the Branca Estate team are involved in this, you know any proceeds will go to MJ's Estate = his children and mother (unless she gets disinherited because of the greed/Joe).

YAY YAY I'll wait for the reprint! Yipee.

1919 days ago
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kitty    

that is such a good picture of him! hey michael... i want you back! love you michael

1919 days ago
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think    

This is what MJ wanted- savvy people to negotiate these deals once he was gone...to benefit his family--the kids--and the CHARITES that benfit from the trust. No dummys here, just business. And death means nothing to business. It's not personal, just business.

1919 days ago
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First whores!    

Texasgirl is dumb

1919 days ago
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Lynne    

Some people have balls I mean BIG balls...There hasn't even been a cause of death yet and people are out to make a buck..Karma baby karma..When she comes back she come back hard...

1919 days ago
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