Photo of Steve Jobs' Biography Cover, Back, and Some Details

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Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt contacted Walter Isaacson and got some more details on Steve Jobs' biography that is due on November 21st. The above cover is described by Isaacson:

"The cover," writes Isaacson in private e-mail, "is the Albert Watson portrait taken for Fortune in 2009. The back is a Norman Seeff portrait of him in the lotus position holding the original Macintosh, which ran in Rolling Stone in January 1984. The title font is Helvetica. It will look as you see it, with no words on the back cover."

Isaacson also clarified to Elmer-DeWitt the moving forward of the publication date was not due to any health concerns or decline. The book was mostly completed in June, and is now "all done and edited".

The publisher describes the biography as being based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years. Meanwhile, hundreds of interviews were also conducted with family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.

Top Rated Comments

talkingfuture Avatar
132 months ago
I wonder if they will release a second edition with smaller text so it is 10% thinner :D
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AtariMac Avatar
132 months ago
The MacRumors community seems to be so negative these days. It is a book cover, not the Mona Lisa. Lighten up people. Open a window, go for a bike ride, kiss your wife........
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Asclepio Avatar
132 months ago
Nerd Soft Porn.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Phormic Avatar
132 months ago
Nice that the cover follows the minimalist Jobsian aesthetic. Title set in Helvetica too. How very iOS...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tundraboy Avatar
132 months ago
I wonder if Steve will take a 30% cut.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlastmango Avatar
132 months ago

...And I want a hard copy!

I wont be reading this on my iPad. I want the real thing!

Sorry Steve...

:apple:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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