Walter Isaacson Considering Expanding Steve Jobs Biography


Fortune reports on comments from Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson suggesting that he may not yet be finished working on the book, with Isaacson currently considering several ideas for expanding the authorized biography. Among the ideas are an addendum more fully describing the events surrounding Jobs' death in early October or adding extensive annotations to the existing content to flesh out the story with additional information.

The author discussed potential plans for expanding the already 630-page book in the future. One possibility is doing an extensively annotated version. Another is writing an addendum that addresses the period surrounding Jobs' death. Fleshing out the details seems like a logical next step, since Isaacson believes the Apple (AAPL) CEO's story will be told for decades or a century to come. "This is the first or second draft," he said, referring to his book's role in documenting Jobs' life. "It's not the final draft."

Isaacson's biography of Jobs recently became Amazon's best-selling print book in 2011 and named the company's best-selling new release of 2011 for combined print and digital sales, both remarkable achievements given that the book was not published until late October.

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116 months ago
Do we get free upgrades, like with apps?
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116 months ago
Milk it for all it's worth.
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116 months ago
$$$$$$$$
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116 months ago
How many versions will I need to buy to get the full Steve Jobs story?
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116 months ago
How google of him... a beta masquerading as finished.
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116 months ago
I'd prefer to know more about Steve as a family man. His family was barely mentioned. I don't expect him to grill his youngest on how dad was, but you can interview his oldest and wife more.

I thought the biography was below average.
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