Simon and Schuster confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it is moving up the publication date for “Steve Jobs,” the highly anticipated biography by former Time magazine editor Walter Isaacson. Jobs, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 56, gave his blessing to the book, making it the first authorized biography of the tech titan.

According to the Journal report, Isaacson last interviewed Jobs four weeks ago, after the visionary executive stepped down as Apple’s chief executive.

The book, which has already been rescheduled once, will now come out on Oct. 24. It was to launch in mid-November.

As news of Jobs’s death circulated across the Web, pre-orders for the book skyrocketed. It is now the top-selling book on, and third on Barnes & Noble’s list of the top 100 books.

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