The authorized biography of Steve Jobs became the top-selling book on Amazon.com Wednesday night after it was revealed that he had died. The release date is Oct. 24.
After the news broke that the Apple co-founder had died, publisher Simon & Schuster moved up the publication by nearly a month.
The book, written by former Time editor Walter Isaacson, is titled Steve Jobs. It was previously set to come out on Nov. 21.
Fully cooperating with Isaacson for the biography, Steve Jobs participated in numerous interviews and granted the author full access.
Simon & Schuster's synopsis says the book is based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors and colleagues.
The synopsis added that 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. 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.