Saturday, October 08, 2011

Little, Brown brings forward Jobs biography

Little, Brown is bringing forward publication of Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson, publishing now on 24th October.
The authorised biography was written by Isaacson based on conversations with Apple-founder Jobs, who died on 5th October, and on interviews with members of his family, key colleagues at Apple and competitors. It was originally scheduled for publication on 21st November.
Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie said: "This extraordinary book gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of the man who single-handedly transformed the world in ways the rest of us could not have imagined. It is an honour to publish Walter Isaacson's biography which is based on personal conversations with Steve Jobs and written with his full co-operation."
It is understood the book will not be updated to include details of Jobs' death, but finishes at the point of him stepping down as c.e.o. of Apple in August. Mackenzie said Isaacson has written a piece for the next issue of Time magazine about seeing Jobs for the last time. She said: "The book is complete. The book is what it is supposed to be."

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