Official Steve Jobs’ Biography To Be Released on November 21st

News | Sunday August 14 2011 4:44 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Steve Jobs’ eagerly awaited official biography titled, well, 
 would be available for download and shipping from November 21st this year, releasing nearly 3 months before its
March 2012 launch date.
This piece of information comes from Barnes and Noble’s listing of the book on its website, which also features the cover of the unreleased biography.
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
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.
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:
Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt reached out to Walter Isaacson and got some more details about the book’s cover. He reports:
“The cover,” writes Isaacson in private e-mail, “is the Albert Watson portrait taken for Fortune in 2009. The back is a Norman Seeff portrait of him in the lotus position holding the original Macintosh, which ran in Rolling Stone in January 1984. The title font is Helvetica. It will look as you see it, with no words on the back cover.”
There were some speculations the reason for releasing the book earlier was due to the decline of Jobs’ health. He has clarified that it is not the case, he said that most of the book was completed in June and it’s now all done and edited.
The book has received its third name change, the previous two being 
. The word drop is again very Apple -esque, which probably means that even though Jobs had no control over the content of the book, he surely had a say in the design aspect of it.

, or 
 depending upon your choice of eBook reader.
While you wait till November for the release, you can view
 series of documentaries profile Steve Jobs and tell us what you think.
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