William Heinemann, an imprint of the Random House Group, is to re-release Michael Jackson's one and only autobiography "Moonwalk" in the U.K.

The new edition of the book will be published on Oct. 13 and will include a new introduction from a "well-known figure in the entertainment industry who was close to Michael" and an afterword from publisher Shaye Areheart who was, along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michael's original editor at Doubleday.

Susan Sandon, managing director of WH's parent Cornerstone Publishing, acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights from Andrew Nurnberg Associates International Limited. William Heinemann was the original publisher in the U.K. and Doubleday in the U.S. when Moonwalk was published in 1988.

"Publishing what sadly turned out to be Michael's only autobiography was an exceptional experience for me. He was a brilliant and gracious man. It was a great privilege to have the opportunity to work with him," said Areheart, now VP, publisher at Harmony Books, which will publish the book in the U.S.

"Since Michael's untimely death in June, we all have witnessed the surge in public adoration and interest in which he was as a father, friend, mentor, songwriter, and legendary entertainer. This new edition of 'Moonwalk' will continue to celebrate his life and career and show an extraordinary side of Michael that many have not seen."

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