Next year's Steve Jobs bio already a best seller

Though it's only available for preorder, the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, due in March 2012, is proving popular on Amazon--it's a top seller in three different categories.

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The upcoming authorized biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs won't be out until next March, but it's already a best seller on Amazon thanks to a flurry of preorders.

"iSteve: The Book of Jobs" has been in the top 15 among the 100 best-selling books on Amazon for the past two days. Even further, the book has been the No. 1 best seller in three different categories: Business Professional's Biographies, Technology, and Biography & History.

Due to be released on March 6, 2012, the 448-page book will sell from Amazon as a hardcover version for $16.50 and as a Kindle edition for $14.99.

Author Walter Isaacson has been working on the book for Simon & Schuster since 2009, interviewing Jobs himself as well as family members and colleagues . The book promises to look at both the personal and professional life of Apple's famous co-founder.

Though unauthorized bios have been written about Jobs over the years, this will mark the first authorized version in which the Apple CEO is offering his direct involvement and cooperation.

About the author

Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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