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Steve Jobs Biography Release Date Is Moved Up to Oct. 24

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Steve Jobs, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., demonstrates the gyroscope functionality on the iPhone 4 during his keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco on June 7, 2010. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster book-publishing unit moved up the release date of the biography of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who died yesterday.

The authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, titled “Steve Jobs,” will be released on Oct. 24, according to Adam Rothberg, a spokesman for Simon & Schuster. The publisher first intended to publish the book in February, later moved it up to late November and then decided on October after the iconic entrepreneur passed away yesterday.

The book is already the best-selling title on Amazon.com Inc. and number three on the Barnes & Noble Inc.’s website. It can be pre-ordered for $17.88 at both online retailers.

Isaacson, a former managing editor for Time magazine and currently the chief executive officer of the Aspen Institute, has written best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

To contact the reporter on this story: Edmund Lee in New York at elee310@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Elstrom at pelstrom@bloomberg.net

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