Good news for Steve Jobs worshipers: Simon & Schuster is releasing an enhanced e-book version of the former Apple CEO's forthcoming biography that's 656 pages long. That's over 200 pages longer than the previously reported size, leaving many to wonder what details of the tech icons life will be added by author Walter Isaacson. In addition, the publication has been shifted from November 21st to "on or around November 21st." As Seth Weintraub at 9to5 Mac notes, "Recently, Walter Issaacson said that Jobs’ resignation would be added to the book, but it seems like a stretch that that chapter would add 50% more content." No word yet if the hard copy version of the book will also be expanded. According to details on Amazon.com, the length remains at 448 pages.
Other details about the biography: the front cover features a close-up of Jobs and on the backside, a picture of Jobs from 1984. Over the course of two years, Isaacson, who is also the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, which is a partner with The Atlantic on the Aspen Ideas Festival, has interviewed Jobs more than 40 times. "All kinds of people in Jobs' life were interviewed for this book, including family members, colleagues, friends and foes, and even competitors," reports the International Business Times. The editorial review at Barnes & Noble notes that the book covers Jobs's "early years as a footloose Buddhist and Reed College dropout." Originally, the book was slated for March. When it was moved up, rumors swirled that it was due to Jobs's failing health. Rumors Isaacson declined. "It's actually not related to any decline," Isaacson told Fortune. "I turned most of the book in this past June. It's now all done and edited. The March 2012 date (or whatever date it was) was never a deeply considered pub date. Like the original cover design, it came about because the publisher wanted to put something in the database last spring."
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