updated 12:50 pm EDT, Mon September 12, 2011
Resignation add-on may be to blame
The size of Walter Isaacson's authorized Steve Jobs biography has grown by more than 200 pages, a check of Simon & Schuster's website shows. The book is now listed at 656 pages by its publisher, versus the 448 announced earlier. The latter figure is still displayed on the iBookstore.
Simon & Schuster is now also promising a launch "on or around" November 21st instead of that specific date. The updated size and timeframe are likely linked to Jobs' sudden resignation from Apple, which is being incorporated by Isaacson in spite of it happening late into the writing process. It's unlikely, though, that all 208 extra pages are dedicated to the event and Jobs' explanation.