Official Steve Jobs biography coming in November

Posted on Aug 16 2011 - 4:32pm by Robert

The official biography of Steve Jobs, the founder and chief executive officer of Apple, has been given a definite release date. “Steve Jobs,” written by biographer Walter Isaacson, will be launched on 21 November 2011, according to an update on its Barnes & Noble page that was spotted by tech site All Things Digital.

Simon & Schuster, the book’s publisher, has originally scheduled the book to be released on 6 March 2012, but has decided to move to an earlier date. According to the publisher, the book will be released earlier than previously announced because “the book is now ready.”

The biography, which was originally titled “iSteve: The Book of Jobs,” is written by former chief executive officer of CNN Walter Isaacson. Isaacson is also a former managing editor of Time magazine and has been reported to be working on the book since 2009. Steve Jobs is 448 pages long and contains information taken from more than 40 interviews with the Apple CEO. According to the book’s publisher, Steve Jobs will include hundreds of interviews with “family members, friends, adversaries, competitors and colleagues.”

The book is expected to be a bestseller, as Jobs is an iconic figure in the technology field for co-founding Apple, creating Pixar and returning to the tech giant and turn it to one of the world’s most valuable companies.

Isaacson, now the head of Aspen Institute, has written the biographies of Benjamin Franklin (Benjamin Franklin: An American Life), Henry Kissinger (Kissinger: A Biography) and Albert Einstein (Einstein: His Life and Universe).

 

via: 9 to 5 Mac

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