AllThingsD reports that Apple’s visionary co-founder and ex-CEO Steve Jobs’ death has prompted Simon & Schuster to again bump up the release date of Steve Jobs’ eagerly awaited official biography titled, well, Steve Jobs to October 24th.
That’s almost a month before its previously announced November 2011 launch date. The original release date of the book was March 2012.
The book is based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs over a period of two years, which is what sets it apart from other biographies of the Apple CEO. In addition to the interviews with Jobs, the author Walter Isaacson has also spoken to more than a hundred of Jobs’ relatives, friends, colleagues and competitors. All of this information is packed into 448 pages, available as a hardcover for $20.40 and Nook eBook for $14.99.
A section of the book overview says:
Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off limits and instead encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly even foes, former girlfriends, and colleagues he had once fired or infuriated. “I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of, such as getting my girlfriend pregnant when I was 23 and the way I handled that,” he said. “But I don’t have any skeletons in my closet that can’t be allowed out.”
The cover of the book, featuring just an image and a few words in Helvetica, looks just like an Apple product. Have a look at it yourself:
WSJ reports that according to sources familiar with the matter, Isaacson last interviewed Jobs four weeks ago, at which point Jobs indicated that he would die soon. The final interview with Steve Jobs will be included as a scene at the end of the book.
The pre-orders for the book has not surprisingly surged since yesterday, and is now in the bestsellers list on both Amazon and Apple’s iBook Store.
While you wait till November for the release, you can viewBloomberg’s Game Changer series of documentaries profile Steve Jobs and tell us what you think.