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I know that many of you have pre-ordered the Steve Jobs biography written by Walter Isaacson on Amazon. The book is currently set to be released on October 24, 2011. Amazon has the hardcover version priced at $17.88 and the Kindle version priced at $16.99.
Buy.com is running a special today on the hardcover version of the Steve Jobs biography for $10. The Buy.com price includes free shipping for all purchases, Amazon includes free super saver shipping if you spend over $25 or free shipping if you are an Amazon Prime member.
Update: Looks like the deal is finished – the price has shot up to $35.
I am guessing if you want to buy the book locally at a Barnes & Noble, they may discount the $35.00 sticker price but I imagine the best they will do is $25 or thereabouts.
Here’s the overview of the biography of the former Apple CEO:
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
Deal hunters have submitted price change requests to Amazon although it is unlikely they will match the Buy.com price.
By now you know that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died yesterday. His touch on the world was amazingly huge. His touch will live on within Apple and his ability to captivate an audience is something we will talk about for years and decades to come.
George Beahm has put together a book of quotes from the entire career and life of Steve Jobs. The paperback includes over 200 Steve Jobs quotes and looks like the kind of book that you read, think about, and then pass on to a friend or colleague. I received an early PDF of the book and I learned a lot about Jobs’ thinking process. The book will be released in early November and even though it is currently in pre-order only, it’s already a top 100 book. The book is called “I, Steve Jobs” and costs $5.99 on Amazon. Update: As of 4pm, the book is now up to #29.
Here are a few of quotes from Steve Jobs that are included in the book which you may not have heard before:
“Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.”
—D5 Conference: All Things Digital, May 30, 2007
“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”
—Bloomberg Businessweek, February 6, 2006
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
—The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, 2011
“The problem is, in hardware you can’t build a computer that’s twice as good as anyone else’s anymore. Too many people know how to do it. You’re lucky if you do one that’s one-and-a-third times better or one-and-a-half times better. And
then it’s only six months before everybody else catches up.”
—Rolling Stone, June 16, 1994