In the wake of Steve Jobs's passing, publisher Simon & Schuster has pushed up the publication of his biography from November 21 to October 24.
A Simon & Schuster spokeswoman confirmed that move, but had few additional details. Amazon and Barnes & Noble, both of which are accepting pre-orders now, have updated their pages to say that the book, titled simply "Steve Jobs," will be released on October 24.
The book, by Walter Isaacson, shot to number one on Amazon's best-sellers list last night, and is now number three on Barnes & Noble. It is also number one on Apple's iBooks platform. All three are selling it for about $17.
Simon & Schuster first announced plans for a Jobs biography in April. Isaacson spent three years conducting "exclusive and unprecedented" interviews with the famously closed-off Apple co-founder in order to complete the 448-page book.
"He was not a model boss or human being, tidily packaged for emulation. Driven by demons, he could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is thus both instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values," the book overview reads.
When Jobs resigned as Apple CEO in August, Simon & Schuster said Isaacson would update the book with those details for an on-time November publication. In light of his untimely death, however, that date has been pushed to just over two weeks from now.