Book sales of official Steve Jobs biography skyrocket (Updated)

Pre-order book sales of the authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have jumped significantly since news of his death was made public yesterday.

The book, which will hit shelves November 21, is the first authorized account of Jobs’ life. The book’s author, former Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson, was given special access to Apple and its employees while writing, and the book was already highly anticipated by many of Jobs’ admirers. It features over 40 interviews with Jobs as well as interviews with his family members, friends and competitors.

The book is currently sitting at the top of Amazon’s best-sellers list after being in the top hundred for 27 days. It has also risen to Barnes & Noble’s top-10 best sellers.

The book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, hasn’t made any announcements about moving the release date up due to Jobs’ passing.

From Amazon’s product description of Steve Jobs:

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. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Let us know in the comments if you pre-ordered the book.

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

Update: Publisher of the Steve Jobs biography, Simon & Schuster, has moved the book’s release date to Oct. 24.

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