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Steve Jobs Biography Released Early on Kindle, Coming to iBooks at Midnight


The Steve Jobs biography is officially launching on October 24th and it's become available around the world as the local clock hits midnight. So, we expect it to be become available in the U.S. iBooks at the same local time (midnight Eastern).

Early Kindle customers, however, have started receiving the book a little early. Several people are now reporting their pre-orders are now available on their Kindles. The image above from a reader in Florida.

Thanks @davidj

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41 months ago


I can't think of a better way to read Steve's Biography than on an iPad.


I can. E-ink display (Kindle, etc.)

How you people can read an entire book on a back-lit screen without burning your retinas out, I'll never know ;)
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago

Nope. They wanted to out do Apple on this. Plain and simple.


Chill - books are released early all the time.
Rating: 3 Votes
41 months ago

There is some weird irony in that!

Amazon is like a big leach!


Amazon Kindle works on my MacBook Pro. iBook only works on iOS. Kindle for me. I got it before midnight EST.
Rating: 3 Votes
41 months ago
I can't wait for this.

I can't think of a better way to read Steve's Biography than on an iPad.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
We got it ages ago. Been the 24th now for a long time.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago

I imagine the book has a few photographs? How does that hold up on the Kindle? Look any good?

I don't have one yet, but I'm planning on buying one soon, and this could be my first book on it.

I'm quite happy with the Kindle version, and it looks great on e-ink. :)
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
Got my copy here:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=13707998&postcount=9

Rather fitting that Amazon delivered it to me faster than Apple could. An indicator of the future as Apple begins to fall behind.

Finished the book before calling it a day. Was an interesting, if not totally surprising read.

Another reminder of the Kindles superior experience when reading eBooks.

I wish my iPad 2 could do as well.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
It has a index and it has a table of contents, when in the book reading, click the menu button on your kindle, then choose "Go To" in the following menu that comes up you should see "Table of Contents".


I was playing Batman Arkham City (So addicted to that game right now) and my phone went off showing I had a new email, it was my Amazon receipt for the biography. Checked my kindle there it was, I promptly saved my game and started reading.

My advice to anyone reading the book, I know most never read introductions, this is one you will want to read.
Rating: 1 Votes
41 months ago

I can. E-ink display (Kindle, etc.)

How you people can read an entire book on a back-lit screen without burning your retinas out, I'll never know ;)


Also, Kindle has an app for all Apple platforms, including OS X, so you can read your books on your Mac desktop, Mac laptop, iPad tablet, and iPhone, but iBooks does not. iBooks is only for the iPad and iPhone.
Rating: 1 Votes
41 months ago

I bought in iBooks (on my iPad). I have sync enabled on my iPhone - but the book isnt' showing up as something I've purchased. Any help is greatly appreciated


Should have bought the Kindle version.
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