∞ Simon & Schuster moves up Jobs bio publish date

Simon & Schuster has accelerated its release of the Walter Isaacson-penned eponymous biography of Steve Jobs. The book was originally anticipated for a November 21, 2011 release but is now coming on October 24, instead.

While much has been written about Jobs over the years, Isaacson’s biography includes extensive interviews with Jobs, who agreed to discuss his life with the famed author and journalist after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Isaacson is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a Washington D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization, and has been chairman and CEO of CNN and managing editor of Time. His works include biographies on Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger and Albert Einstein.

The book is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com, where it has captured the number one spot in the day since Jobs’ death. The hardcover release is priced at $35 and comes in at 656 pages, according to information on Simon & Schuster’s Web site.