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Paperback Version of 'Steve Jobs' Biography Coming September 10 with Younger Jobs on Cover

AllThingsD reports that the paperback version of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs will be released on September 10, nearly two years after the book's original release. According to publisher Simon & Schuster, the paperback version will include a new afterword as well as a new cover image showing a young Steve Jobs in the same pose seen with an older Jobs on the original cover.
[N]ew art, taken by Norman Seeff in 1984, should attract a lot of attention. The original striking and simple black-and-white photo of Jobs on the hardcover jacket of “Steve Jobs” — which was taken by Albert Watson in 2006 — showed the legendary tech figure later in his life and was an image Jobs approved. The new one has Jobs in the exact same thumb-on-chin pose, with the exact same intense gaze that he was well known for.
Paperback cover (left) vs. original cover (right)

Amazon currently has a preliminary page up for the paperback version, showing a price of $17.99 versus a list price of $20.00. The hardcover version carries a list price of $35.00, but Amazon is selling it for $17.74.

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48 months ago
Rating: 57 Votes
48 months ago

Is the content inside the same?

not a big book reader, are you?
Rating: 22 Votes
48 months ago
Guess I should update my avatar. :p
Rating: 18 Votes
48 months ago
Guys, I need to make a decision NOW! Should I order this paperback edition, or should I wait for the next edition with retina printing??
Rating: 17 Votes
48 months ago
Don't bother with this overpriced garbage. There are cheaper and better specced books on the market that have more pages and a colour cover.

Rating: 15 Votes
48 months ago

I disagree. Younger Jobs has laser eyes that cut into the soul. The glasses on Older Jobs distorts that laser just a bit.

But they're both amazing pictures. I already own the hardcover copy and I don't really want to own the paperback (those are so hard to keep in good condition, and I'd hate to distort His image) - how can I get that afterword without buying the new copy? Is it not like a free software update? Am I not entitled to it?

Wait...did you actually intentionally capitalize the "H" above!?:eek:

Get a grip, Mate...he's hasn't risen yet!
Rating: 10 Votes
48 months ago

not a big book reader, are you?

Why would you make such a snarky comment? It's not uncommon for subsequent editions to have content updates.
Rating: 8 Votes
48 months ago
Typical Apple...release a new version of a product before I've even finished reading the original ;-)
Rating: 7 Votes
48 months ago
paperback version??

Can't innovate any more, my a$$

Rating: 6 Votes
48 months ago
Damn, 2 years later and I still haven't finished that book :/
Rating: 5 Votes

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