Sony to buy Steve Jobs autobiography
Sony may be about to fork over top dollar for the rights to Steve Jobs autobiography. Deadline reports that the studio is in talks to acquire the rights to the upcoming authorized biography by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson. The purchase is said to cost $1 million against $3 million and that Mark Gordon. The Isaacson book was supposed to be published on November 21st by Simon & Schuster but now the release date has moved up to October 24th,
Here are some details about the book:
The 448-page profile is based on over 40 interviews with the Apple co-founder and over 100 conversations with friends, family members, colleagues and competitors. And it’s a compelling story: the building of the world’s most valuable technology company by creating the devices that changed how people use electronics and revolutionized the computer, music, and mobile phone industries. Jobs gave his full cooperation but had not read it as of mid-August. At first titled iSteve: the Book Of Jobs, Isaacson had second thoughts about what was appropriate for the first biography to get Jobs’ blessing and cooperation. Even when it wasn’t even finished, it made it (briefly) into the top 50 on Amazon’s bestseller list. Isaacson eventually persuaded his publisher Simon & Schuster to go with the simple title of Steve Jobs. First planned for 2012, the book’s release date was moved up. Jobs reportedly fought off a long list of would-be biographers over the years then chose Isaacson who’s written about Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein
I would love to see his story brought to the big screen. Jobs’ products and imagination has changed the world for the better, so this movie could not hurt. What are your thoughts?