Steve Jobs authorized biography release moved to October 24

By on October 6, 2011, 4:00 PM

The biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be published nearly a month sooner than originally planned following the announcement of his death yesterday. The authorized work, written by Walter Isaacson and published by Simon & Schuster, will now become available on October 24.

CNN notes that pre-orders for the autobiography went through the roof in the hours after his passing was made public. The title went from 437 to number 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list, an increase of 43,000 percent based on pre-order status. As of writing, the book is listed as third at Barnes & Noble’s website and number one in iTunes’ books category.

Isaacson wrote the book based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over the course of two years in addition to first-hand accounts from more than 100 family members, competitors, colleagues and friends. It’s public knowledge that although Jobs cooperated with the writing and interview process, he asked for zero control about what was written nor did he request to read it before publishing.

The writer and biographer is best known as the former managing editor of Time magazine and a former chairman and CEO of CNN. He has authored biographies on the likes of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Henry Kissinger.

Amazon currently offers the book for pre-order for $17.88, marked down from its original $35 sticker price. A Kindle digital version can be had for $16.99.

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