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Simon & Schuster Bumps Up the Release Date for Its Steve Jobs Biography (Again), As Pre-Orders Soar

jobsbook Simon & Schuster Bumps Up the Release Date for Its Steve Jobs Biography (Again), As Pre Orders Soar

The cover uses the same image currently on Apple.com's homepage.

This morning, Simon & Schuster announced it would be moving up the release date of its authorized Steve Jobs biography from November 21st to October 24th, reports the Associated Press. The book, which changed its title from “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” to the more timeless “Steve Jobs,” is currently number one on Amazon’s best-seller’s list and number three on Barnes & Noble’s website.

The book’s author, former Time managing editor Walter Issacson, has previously written best-selling biographies of Albert Einstein and Ben Franklin. The biography will be based on extensive interviews with Apple’s visionary, who rarely discussed his private life. This marks the second time Simon & Schuster have pushed the release date forward. In August, weeks before Mr. Jobs resigned as CEO after taking a medical leave of absence, the publishing house changed the date from March 6, 2012 to this year.

Perhaps Mr. Issacson should switch Twitter bios with fellow technology scribe Steven Levy, whose personal descriptor reads, “I’m writing as fast as I can.”

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