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Simon & Schuster moves up publication of Steve Jobs biography to Oct. 24

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Publisher Simon & Schuster has moved up the publication of its forthcoming biography of Steve Jobs by nearly a month after news broke that the Apple co-founder has passed away.

The authorized biography written by former Time editor Walter Isaacson became the top-selling book on Amazon.com Wednesday night after it was revealed that Jobs had died. Those ordering the book will now receive it with an earlier release date of Oct. 24, the publisher confirmed to The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

The book, entitled "Steve Jobs," was previously set to come out on Nov. 21. This marks the second time the publication date has been bumped up; the authorized biography was originally scheduled to arrive in early 2012.

When the release date was originally bumped up to November, Isaacson said the change was not related to any decline in the health of Jobs. Soon after, Jobs announced he would step down as CEO of Apple, as declining health prevented him from continuing his job.

Jobs fully cooperated with Isaacson for the biography, participating in numerous interviews and granting the author full access. he has previously written biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

With the publication date now only weeks away, Isaacson last interviewed Jobs just four weeks ago. According to the Journal, Jobs knew at the time that he would die soon, and the scene will be included at the end of the book. In August it was revealed that the biography will also include details of his resignation as Apple CEO.



"Steve Jobs" will be available in both a Kindle version and a hardcover edition when it is released on Monday, Oct. 24. It's also available for preorder on iBooks. The Apple co-founder placed no restrictions over what could be written and waived 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," the publisher's description of the book reads. "Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system.

"His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values."
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A date to mark in my calendar.
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The first 128K Mac pictured on the back cover.... brings back some memories.

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"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,"

Impressive to the last...
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Its amazing how almost all the big names related to tech have a tribute up. Amazon, Google, even Microsoft and Adobe have notes up. Classy moves.
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Its amazing how almost all the big names related to tech have a tribute up. Amazon, Google, even Microsoft and Adobe have notes up. Classy moves.

I thought Larry would be the first person to get something up on the Oracle site... but nothing so far.
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I thought Larry would be the first person to get something up on the Oracle site... but nothing so far.

Beware of reading anything into how you think a person should grieve.
Its about the most personal emotion we can experience.

Personally, I'm kinda focusing on this little hole that seems to be in my heart today.
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Beware of reading anything into how you think a person should grieve.
Its about the most personal emotion we can experience.

Personally, I'm kinda focusing on this little hole that seems to be in my heart today.

Oh... believe me.... I know exactly what you are saying. Words on a page don't measure the grief you may be feeling.
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Anyone catch this:

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Steve Jobs" will be available in both a Kindle version and a hardcover edition when it is released on Monday, Oct. 24.

This will be available through iBooks, right? RIGHT?!?! Can you imagine if it isn't? Holy smokes!



--DotComCTO
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Beware of reading anything into how you think a person should grieve.
Its about the most personal emotion we can experience.

Personally, I'm kinda focusing on this little hole that seems to be in my heart today.

True. Anyone who has experienced the long illness of a family member can relate to this situation especially those of us who count ourselves among the Apple family. The grief for me seems a bit buffered since we all knew the day was near, but nevertheless the loss is still an emotional one.

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Anyone catch this:



This will be available through iBooks, right? RIGHT?!?! Can you imagine if it isn't? Holy smokes!



--DotComCTO

Yes. There already is a pre-order.
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Anyone catch this:
This will be available through iBooks, right? RIGHT?!?! Can you imagine if it isn't? Holy smokes!


--DotComCTO

That was my thought as well. Yes, we all know there's a Kindle reader for iOS, and certain publishers have not conceded to Apple's marketplace for books and mags, but not publishing this through iBooks seems, just... wrong.
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Anyone catch this:



This will be available through iBooks, right? RIGHT?!?! Can you imagine if it isn't? Holy smokes!



--DotComCTO

It's also available for pre-order on iBook store, and cheaper.
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It's also available for pre-order on iBook store.

Thanks! I hadn't checked yet, but that quote really messed with me head!



--DotComCTO
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Thanks! I hadn't checked yet, but that quote really messed with me head!



--DotComCTO

Thats because the quote came from Simon and Schuster which is not Apple and simply makes the habit of equating the Kindle with ebook reader.
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The book will be huge.
Smart move S&S.
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That’s because the quote came from Simon and Schuster which is not Apple and simply makes the habit of equating the Kindle with “ebook” reader.

C'mon, AI, please add a sentence to the article that reflects the fact that iBooks will carry it too. Should take you a couple of minutes to do.

Thanks.
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C'mon, AI, please add a sentence to the article that reflects the fact that iBooks will carry it too. Should take you a couple of minutes to do.

Thanks.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/stev...31617578?mt=11
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Unless it's available enhanced from iBooks only with SJ's voice, I buy from whoever sells it cheaper.

Example:
Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations....:
iBooks $19.95
Kindle $9.95

Both enhanced with actual Schlessinger tapes
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I would like to read this book on my iPhone, iPad and iMac.

Has iBooks been updated to allow reading on the iMac?

If not I will order via Kindle which has a free Mac app which syncs perfectly with the iDevice app so one can read in front of whatever screen one desires.
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But it's available only on US store. I can't buy it in with my Japan store account.
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It's also available for pre-order on iBook store, and cheaper.

No it's not, it's the exact same price (as of right now):

iBooks $16.95
Kindle $16.95
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Unless it's available enhanced from iBooks only with SJ's voice, I buy from whoever sells it cheaper.

Example:
Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations....:
iBooks $19.95
Kindle $9.95

Both enhanced with actual Schlessinger tapes

Same price for iBooks and Kindle ($16.99) and its $17.88 for the hardcover.

No iBook reader for the Mac or PC that I'm aware of at this point to answer Cascadians.
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Has iBooks been updated to allow reading on the iMac?

No.

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If not I will order via Kindle which has a free Mac app which syncs perfectly with the iDevice app so one can read in front of whatever screen one desires.

Yeah, that sort of nonsense is exactly what we don't need right now, thanks.

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Originally Posted by Cascadians View Post

I would like to read this book on my iPhone, iPad and iMac.

Has iBooks been updated to allow reading on the iMac?

If not I will order via Kindle which has a free Mac app which syncs perfectly with the iDevice app so one can read in front of whatever screen one desires.

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Nonsense? I'm legally blind and have trouble reading on small screens. It's of paramount necessity to me. Hardly nonsense. And not sad. I'd rather order on iBooks but if I can't read it it makes no sense.
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Same price for iBooks and Kindle ($16.99) and its $17.88 for the hardcover.

Not to infuriate Tallest Skil (let it go- this is not a tribute page) but in that case I buy from Kindle so I can read it outdoors on E ink.
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What's amazing about this book is the Steve Jobs specifically asked to not be allowed to see it in advance or influence the way it is written. And he wanted ex-girlfriends, people he fired, and others who might paint a less-than-flattering portrait of Mr. Jobs be interviewed as well. He was fearless - as always. He wanted authenticity more than praise. He started working on this book nearly 4 years ago when he knew he might not have long to live. And the 600+ page autobiography will be released just 19 days after his passing. Only Steve Jobs could have such perfect timing of an autobiography.

We all miss you so much.

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I was hoping with iOS 5 that iBooks would be updated to allow reading on a Mac. Maybe that will be a new feature; don't know; have not had time to check. Did check about a month ago. There are threads in the Apple Support forums regarding this. Have additional trouble seeing because have been crying non-stop since last night. Steve Jobs has been the Light of my life for over 30 years.
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I would like to read this book on my iPhone, iPad and iMac.

Great idea.

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Has iBooks been updated to allow reading on the iMac?

Your syntax makes you sound like a new Mac user.

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If not I will order via Kindle which has a free Mac app which syncs perfectly with the iDevice app so one can read in front of whatever screen one desires.

INDEED. . .
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Sorry about the syntax. Have autism; known effect is non colloquial syntax.

Long time Mac user, used to work for Apple, long time champion of Steve Jobs. Getting older and enlarging print is becoming essential. Have an iPad 1 but partner takes it to work 12 hours per day so it's either the iPhone or iMac and I really have trouble seeing on the iPhone.

I want to pre-order the book today but need to be able to see it! Still going to wait to see if there is an upgrade to allow reading iBooks on the iMac. That will be a wonderful day!
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No it's not, it's the exact same price (as of right now):

iBooks $16.95
Kindle $16.95

I just searched on Google and it's $18.09 on Amazon.

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This book is written by Isaacson who is the CEO of the Aspen Institute, a liberal, socialist agenda organization which lets millionaires influence politicians with all-expense-paid vacations to exotic spots to learn more about how to create a perfect democratic society.

Remember Aspen Institute's event where Bill Gates advocates Death Panels?!:
http://www.infowars.com/bill-gates-d...f-the-iceberg/

An example: "By far, the biggest spender on congressional trips is the Aspen Institute.
Who was the top congressional traveler funded by the Aspen Institute? Goerge Miller Democrat from Northern California who attended 26 vacation/conferences along with his wife from 2000-2006, visiting places like the Grand Caymans, Florence, Italy, Helsinki, Finland, China, Rome, Moscow, Cancun, Venice Italy, Dublin, Ireland, Honolulu, Barcelona, Spain to name just a few. "

How funny, when the United States is not now and never will be a democracy -- which is two wolves and a sheep deciding what is for dinner. The US is a republic.

That said, I am sure the book is interesting and I will read it, BUT the author is not aligned with the Founders!
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I just searched on Google and it's $18.09 on Amazon however Google is wrong as it's $16.99 at Amazon.com.


I fixed your post.
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I fixed your post.

That picture is from Amazon. Nothing to do with Google.
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I think its best to buy the Hard Cover version (just Pre-Ordered mine), i know were all for the digital content now, but something like this need to stand alone in every home, if you wish a memento of the late great Steve Jobs
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And the 600+ page autobiography will be released just 19 days after his passing. Only Steve Jobs could have such perfect timing of an autobiography......

No 'auto' there. It's just 'biography'.
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That picture is from Amazon. Nothing to do with Google.

In which dimension?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
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I think its best to buy the Hard Cover version (just Pre-Ordered mine), i know were all for the digital content now, but something like this need to stand alone in every home, if you wish a memento of the late great Steve Jobs

I would like both versions myself.
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In which dimension?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

I don't know which dimension but I'm sure as hell wil be charged $18.09 if I click that big orange button. or are you gonna pay it for me if Amazon charge me that price? If so I'm willing to prove to you "which dimension".
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