Steve Jobs Bio Gets Longer, Street Date Remains November 21st [Updated]

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Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs is getting longer.

As noticed by Setteb.it, the Steve Jobs hardcover now weighs in at 656 pages, up from 448 pages. Presumably at least some of this increased length is related to the inclusion of stories about Jobs' resignation from Apple, Inc. last month.

We confirmed the page number change with publisher Simon & Schuster's publicity department, which also re-confirmed the book's November 21, 2011 release date.

Update: Isaacson has reported to Fortune that he always intended for the book to be at the newly-revealed length and that the earlier number was simply a placeholder.

"I was always aiming at this length. The original pubdate and page number info entered in the databases were just there as a placeholder."

There's no reason, he adds, that Steve Jobs should get fewer pages than Ben Franklin or Albert Einstein, the subjects of two previous Isaacson biographies.

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116 months ago
I'm waiting for the movie.

:D
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116 months ago
I'm concerned that the cover is white. I hope they don't have manufacturing issues. Will a black cover version be available?
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116 months ago
"Job's resignation from the company?"

That's news to me. He did not resign from the company. He resigned as the company's CEO.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
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116 months ago
I think MobileMe users should get this for free for all the crap we had to put up with.
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116 months ago

Don't get me wrong, hardbacks are awesome, but the times they are a-changin'. Book chains are closing, as are CD shops and DVD rental stores. I saw a guy come out of a bookshop recently with a mountain of 7 or more big hardbacks piled on top of each other. My immediate reaction was to sigh, I thought how silly, how wasteful.

Well, I'm getting you wrong. The reason book chains and CD shops and DVD rental stores are closing is not because people don't want physical copies (which is quite moot in the case of rentals) but because brick and mortar shops just can't compete with online venues on price.

I buy my DVDs/Blu-rays/CDs/Books from Amazon and I usually get them in less than a day for less than buying them in a brick & mortar store.

As for rentals, there's no value in renting scratch prone media. Just get it off my cable provider's VOD channel or if I'm buying, again, online is where it's at.

Books are about the last thing I'd call waste as far as use of paper goes. It's a very appropriate use of a renewable ressource (you do know paper is renewable right ?). It's silly to not have proper paper copies that can last ages, it's wasteful to throw money out the window on DRM infested media that probably won't survive your electronic's lifespan.
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116 months ago
It should be a very interesting read... Eventually!
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