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Jermaine Jackson to Write About Michael Jackson

Former Jackson 5 member Jermaine Jackson will pen a memoir about his late brother, Michael Jackson. Entitled You Are Not Alone: Michael Through a Brother’s Eyes, Jackson aims to write “the most authoritative account from inside the Jackson music dynasty illuminating the private man, the son, the father, and the brother.”

The video embedded above features both Jermaine and Michael (as well as Tito, Jackie, and Marlon) performing their 70′s hit, “ABC.” Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone will release the memoir in fall 2011. Publisher Stacy Creamer negotiated the deal with Curtis Brown literary agent Gordon Wise.

Creamer had this quote in the release: “Jermaine’s book will offer a unique view of the real Michael Jackson, a perspective only a very few people could possibly have. As his brother and close confidante since they were children, Jermaine can explain Michael in a way that, in life, Michael was never able to articulate himself.”

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Sally Kim Named Editorial Director at Simon & Schuster

Sally Kim (pictured) has been named editorial director at Touchstone, a Simon & Schuster imprint. She will report to vice president and publisher Stacy Creamer.

Here’s more from the press release: “In the course of her career Sally has specialized in quality fiction with commercial appeal, which fits perfectly with our Touchstone mission. Her authors have included Lisa Unger, Gillian Flynn, Allison Winn Scotch, Justin Evans, Phillip Margolin, Cecelia Ahern, and Kate White.”

Kim’s previously served as executive editor at HarperCollins. Kim’s publishing career has included jobs at Random House, Macmillan, and the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.