The much-anticipated biography of the iconic Apple CEO Steve Jobs, reportedly, has been provided with a new release date of November.
The book, titled “Steve Jobs, his official life story,” is penned by Walter Issacson who also wrote the bestselling biographies of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. Apple, on Thursday, declined to comment on any questions referred to publisher Simon & Schuster. The publisher, however, said that the book was finished and ready to publish.
It's actually not related to any decline, Isaacson wrote in an email sent to Fortune magazine. I turned most of the book in this past June. It's now all done and edited. The March 2012 date (or whatever date it was) was never a deeply considered pub date. Like the original cover design, it came about because the publisher wanted to put something in the database last spring.
The author, who has been granted unparalleled access to Jobs, conducted forty interviews with Jobs over a period of over two years, and interviewed over a hundred people in Jobs' world.
Previously, when an unauthorized bio of Jobs, iCon, was published by Wiley and Sons in 2005, Jobs declared all their books be banned from Apple stores.
“Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing,” Simon and Schuster wrote in their website.
“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,” they added.
The book was originally scheduled for a March 2012 release and previous rumors said that the book’s release has been pushed up due to Job’s declining health, TG Daily reported.