The WSJ reports that recently-free journalist Laura Ling is teaming with her sister, Oprah Winfrey Show correspondent Lisa Ling, for a book proposal “hat will examine the meaning of sisterhood and journalistic ideals. The issue of Laura Ling’s captivity will be discussed, but in a larger context.” They are represented by Suzanne Gluck at William Morris Endeavor.
Separately, USA Today has more details on the Michael Jackson coffee table book deal approved the judge overseeing the pop star’s estate. High-end publisher Kraken Opus says they had been negotiating a book deal with Jackson prior to his death and Jackson’s attorney Peter Lopez says the singer “expressed a definite desire to get on board.” The book promises “essays, illustrations and poetry, at least half of it exclusive” and the publisher is taking online pre-orders for the oversized, leather-bound volume at $165. The Official Michael Jackson Opus publishes December 7.