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Sunday, January 24, 2010

LA Times December 8, 2009 Opus article

LA Times December 8, 2009

"...It is composed of long-lost photos by a number of the pop superstar's personal photographers -- some 80% of the never-before-published images are courtesy of Wald's archival research and dealmaking -- ..."
"...Shortly after the announcement of "This Is It," Jackson's planned sold-out, 50-date concert comeback series in London, the publisher approached him about producing two books: one to showcase the concerts and another, more comprehensive one that would encompass the entertainer's entire life in the limelight..."
"...Opus President Jeff Wald, Deborah's husband, had known Jackson off and on since he was a teenager and retains long-standing ties to the special administrators of Jackson's estate, John Branca and John McClain. So after the singer died, "The Opus" was among the first Jackson-related intellectual properties to be approved by a Los Angeles County Superior Court..."
"...Likewise, "The Official Michael Jackson Opus" has become Kraken Opus' bestselling title to date with pre-sales of more than 20,000 copies -- a major sales figure for the small-run imprint..."
Read the full article here.

1 comment:

  1. Let's see...

    [20,000 x ($165 + $25 S/H)] = ::drumroll::
    $3.8 MILLION PRE-PAID to Kraken Opus.

    That's one helluva lot of donut holes!