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Time Magazine Literally Stops the Presses to Honor Steve Jobs, With Help From His Biographer

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Time magazine was almost finished closing its latest issue, which will hit stands Friday, when the news of Steve Jobs’ death broke. So for the first time in what AdWeek says may have been three decades, the magazine stopped the presses. Mr. Jobs’ image now graces the front cover for the eighth and perhaps final time. Its entire ‘feature well’ will also be devoted to covering his legacy.

Businessweek and Newsweek also have special issues planned, the former an ad-free tribute. Wired.com‘s striking black homepage is also still ad-fee–featuring only an image of Mr. Jobs and quotes mourning his passing–just as it did last night. But Time‘s issue is of particular note because it will feature an essay from Walter Issacson, Mr. Jobs’ biographer, who just had his deadline pushed up by Simon & Schuster.

Mr. Issacson’s essay is behind a paywall, but Fortune.com has excerpted the part where he describes the day Mr. Jobs first tried to pitch him on writing his life’s story. Read More

The Tao of Steve

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

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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. Read More