by Joe White
October 6, 2011
Following the very sad news of Steve Jobs' passing, the release date for the Apple co-founder's biography has been brought forward to October 24. According to the Associated Press (via The Next Web), Simon & Schuster has noted that the biography will be released on October 24. Currently, the book holds the number one spot on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble's websites. In an article recently published by Speakeasy, it is claimed that the author of the biography (Walter Isaacson) knew Steve's illness was terminal, and that a final interview for the book took place in the weeks before his death. Preorders for the book increased by 41,800 percent today. Besides Amazon and Barnes & Noble, Apple's own iBookstore will be selling a digital version of the biography (called "Steve Jobs"), meaning customers will be able read the volume on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Have you preordered the biography? Let us know in the comments. And if you want to read through some of today's most impressionable Steve Jobs tributes, take a look at our article.