Last year, it was revealed that Time managing editor Walter Isaacson was working on the first authorized biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The release date was set for early 2012 under the title “iSteve: The Book of Jobs”, but last month the title to was changed to “Steve Jobs”, with publication date set for March 6, 2012.
Today, All Things D reports that Barnes & Noble has moved up the publication date for the title to November 21st. In addition, a new cover has been revealed, an iconic black-and-white photo of Steve Jobs. The photo of Jobs used for the cover is the image found on Jobs’ page in Apple’s company leadership pages.
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 this book chronicles the rollercoaster 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.
Amazon’s Kindle Store also lists the Nov. 21 release date. However, Apple’s iBooks store and the hardcover version from Amazon still show the book’s release date as March 6, 2012.
According to the publisher, Jobs asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. Also, he has reportedly left no topic off-limits for the book and has not even requested the right to read it before publication.