Optimum launches new book on Charles Manson

New Book on Manson challenges "Helter Skelter" theory advanced by Manson prosecutor, Bugliosi.

Don’t you want someone to make a movie about you that’s truthful, at least once?”— James Buddy Day

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, May 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Release Date: August 8th

“You have a prepaid call from…Charles Manson.”

August 8, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family murders. The crimes defined a generation and remain an incredible source of public fascination.

Helter Skelter, the bestselling book by prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, has sold millions of copies worldwide. But what if it is, well, fake news? What if it’s simply a story concocted in the imagination of Bugliosi—designed to convict Charles Manson of murder regardless of the facts?

In the Forbes article “Why Charles Manson And Helter Skelter Still Fascinate America After Almost 50 Years,” published on January 22, 2019, author Carey Purcell wrote, “It’s not only average Americans who continue to be fascinated with Manson. When asked about the ongoing interest in the man and his Family, Bugliosi told Newsweek, ‘Everyone wants to talk about him with me, even Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists. Tell me about him. Tell me about his eyes. Did you ever talk to him? How did he get control over these people?’”

When documentarian and author James Buddy Day began talking to Charles Manson, Charlie’s story started with his insistence that the truth about him remained untold and that the system was—and had always been—out to get him. “When they lose control, they don’t admit that they lost control, they just lost face and they make another movie like you’re doing,” he told Day.

“Don’t you want someone to make a movie about you that’s truthful, at least once?” Day asked him.

Hippie Cult Leader was written by James Buddy Day as he put together THE FINAL WORDS, the only documentary on Manson made with his co-operation. The book will build on the global success of this groundbreaking documentary, which draws an average audience of 280,000 per viewing, even one year after its release. 
Interview with the Author: https://globalnews.ca/video/3874690/buddy-day-discusses-his-documentary-manson-the-final-words

This book will be a unique entry in the Manson narrative, weaving together fascinating facts, theories, and first-person accounts. James Buddy Day brings his in-depth research to life through conversations with those in Manson’s circle—past and present—and conversations with Manson himself over the last year of his life.

A major network has commissioned the author to direct a new series on the “Manson Family” which will premiere in early August. The premiere of this documentary series will be supported by press interviews in media outlets including Newsweek, USA Today, CBC, Global News Canada, and The Today Show. The network will do a Media Press Release in early July. Well-known murder podcast will have the author in New York for a live discussion on Manson, the book, and Manson’s guilt or innocence on the charges of murder following the showing of this new documentary.

Supporting Theatrical and Media Interest

The 50th anniversary of what became known as the Tate-LaBianca Murders will guarantee that the Manson crimes once again enter the news cycle bolstered by a number of high-profile projects.

Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited Manson movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which received a six-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, is set for wide release this summer, as well as three other feature films about the murders. Author Tom O’Neill’s much-anticipated book Chaos is set to be published in June, and Netflix will soon release the second season of the series Mindhunter, which features Manson prominently.

The book will be launched simultaneously in nine countries:
USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and rest of Commonwealth rights have been sold to 180-year-old publishing house, Bonnier Books. Print, Digital and Audio.

Publicity: Backed by a major book launch in Los Angeles and a publicity tour that includes major network interviews and major newspaper outlets in five countries, Hippie Cult Leader is a compelling and captivating read. Author James Buddy Day brings his in-depth research to life through conversations with those in Manson’s circle—past and present—and conversations with Manson himself over the last year of his life. Weaving together fascinating facts, stories, and first-person accounts, the book helps to set the record straight with a new theory on why the murders were committed.

Readers around the world will be riveted by the compelling and absorbing threads that build to shocking conclusions—and may find themselves sympathetic in a way they could not have imagined.

Publisher: Optimum Publishing International
Author: James Buddy Day
Distributor: USA Pathway Books
Canada Georgetown Books

Price: $19.95 US $23.95 Canadian

OPI to defend law suit from Finance Minister

For Immediate Release Toronto

Press Release

February 22, 2019

Vic Fedeli Defamation Suit

Optimum Publishing International and its parent company have retained counsel and served a Notice of Intent to Defend the defamation lawsuit brought by Victor Fedeli in response to the publication of Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown.

We intend to defend the publication of Takedown fully and vigorously in court. In the days ahead, we will be filing a Statement of Defence that responds to the allegations made by Mr. Fedeli in greater detail.

Optimum Publishing will not be intimidated by multi-million dollar defamation suits, and will continue to give authors a platform to take on powerful institutions, governments, corporations and individuals, in order to tell stories that are in the public interest. Our most recent book, Bad Blood, The Unspeakable Truth on the Tainted Blood Disaster, is another example of such book.


For interviews, media tour and theatrical rights information, please contact publicity@optimumpublishinginternational.com or call 647 970-1973.

Optimum is known for delivering sensational crime and political best sellers spanning 5 decades The Canadian Connection: Jean-Pierre Charbonneau. Montreal underworld: 1976 Beyond Reason: Margaret Trudeau, French Worldwide/ Global Syndication, 1989 Northern Connection, Inside Canada's Deadliest Mafia Family: Peter Edwards, 2005 Optimum launched Bad Blood, The Unspeakable Truth by Vic Parsons January 2019. The docudrama Unspeakable airing in Canada and the US is in part based on the original book.

Freedom of Speech, Challenging Hypocrisy and Seeking Truth over Power

Optimum Publishing has a long history of bringing Books That Matter to market. By launching both Patrick Brown and Vic Parsons (Bad Blood, The Unspeakable Truth) we felt it was important to capture and tell the story by individuals with skin in the game. Last April, OPI Books provided Canadians with a glimpse into Maxime Bernier’s unfinished memoir Doing Politics Differently. Maxime had strong convictions on Supply Management and if the truth be told, he lost the leadership because of these very principles. He was challenging Conservative (political expediency) on Supply Management. We published chapter 5.

The Conservatives professed to be the party of free trade, free markets and no corporate welfare, but perhaps it was too much for Mr. Bernier when he watched Andrew Scheer rub in the loss in that famous luncheon prank. As you know he gleefully pulled out a carton of milk and drank from it;; thus demonstrating his support for the dairy cartel that helped to seal his contentious victory. In the end, it is called HYPOCRISY, and it is about time that citizens stood up and challenged the politicians, policymakers and the gatekeepers who say one thing to get elected and yet do the opposite, once in power. Maxime Bernier has since formed the Peoples Party of Canada to take the issues he sees as important to Canadians. We wish him luck.

In Takedown, Patrick Brown told his side of the story. He spoke on the very issues that are breaking down our democracy within the party apparatus. It is a powerful and phenomenal story of deceit, covert surveillance, political black operations, big money and turncoats. He also pointed out the hypocrisy of the PC Party and MPP’s that seek power for self-realization while attempting to subvert democracy rather than to implement real change for all of the people. Readers should understand that your democracy has already been SOLD and people need to take action.

In Takedown, we sought to verify Mayor Brown’s story based on his investigations, media reports, caucus and executive members and by reaching out to many who were directly or indirectly part of the story. We will stand behind our author while protecting the rights of individuals to bring their story forward in a thoughtful and respectful way. At Optimum we stand behind the fourth estate as that critical pillar of our democracy and especially in the disinformation and Fake News era. We vetted the book carefully and in certain cases protected the identity of various individuals who were central to the story.

Long live the voices of critique and seekers of TRUTH.