Steve Jobs' Death Prompts His Biography Release To Be Moved By a Month

Steve Jobs Book Cover by Walter Isaacson - P 2011

The first and only authorized biography of the Apple co-founder will be on shelves a month earlier now.

The release of Steve Jobs' upcoming biography by Walter Isaacson has been pushed up by nearly a month to Oct. 24.

A Simon & Schuster spokeswoman told THR about change in publication date. Previously, the book had been scheduled to come out Nov. 21.

The notoriously private Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, cooperated with Isaacson, who has written best sellers about Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

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On Wednesday, the book shot up the sales charts 42,000 percent, from No. 424 to No. 1. It also moved to No. 4 at Barnes & Noble.

The book, titled Steve Jobs, is based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, colleagues and competitors.

The book is the first and only authorized biography of the Apple chief executive.