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Steve Jobs biography 'iSteve: The Book of Jobs' to hit bookstores, iPads in 2012

April 11, 2011 | 11:54 am

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Steve Jobs, Apple's notoriously private CEO, has authorized a biography on his life called "iSteve: The Book of Jobs."

iSteve: The Book of Jobs The "iSteve" book will hits stores in early 2012 -- releasing on Day 1 both in bookstores and as an iBook for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices, said Tracy Guest, a spokeswoman at Simon & Schuster, which is handling publishing.

The book is being written by Walter Isaacson, the president of the Aspen Institute, a think tank in Washington.

Isaacson is a former executive at Time and CNN and has written the bestselling biographies "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" and "Einstein: His Life and Universe."

Jobs has been cooperating with Isaacson on the book since 2009. The writer has interviewed the CEO and his family members as well as key figures at Apple and its competitors.

"This is the perfect match of subject and author, and it is certain to be a landmark book about one of the world's greatest innovators," Jonathan Karp, publisher at Simon & Schuster, said in a statement. "Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius."

Jobs is on a medical leave of absence from Apple and has handed many of his day-to-day duties over to Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook. Jobs is still involved in major Apple moves and showed up in person to unveil the iPad 2 tablet last month.

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Photo: Apple CEO Steve Jobs applauds during the launch of the iPad 2 in San Francisco last month. Credit: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters

Image: The cover of "iSteve: The Book of Jobs," a biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Credit: Simon & Schuster

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