Steve Jobs Bio

Last week, S&S announced that Walter Isaacson’s bio of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was going to be released on Nov. 21, several months ahead of its original date of March 6, because it was “finished and ready to publish.”

That news set Silicon Valley buzzing. As tech journalist Nicholas Thompson says, “who really finishes a book early, particularly when the subject is someone as irascible and complex as Steve Jobs?”

It turns out that the story was prophetic; yesterday, Jobs, who has been on medical leave since January, stepped down as CEO of Apple.

The New York Post calls this a “gift to Simon & Schuster.” Indeed, the book simply titled Steve Jobs: A Biography rose to #23 on Amazon’s sales rankings, from #1,286. Several libraries have not ordered it; reviews are under embargo.

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