乔布斯传作者考虑继续增加传记内容


据《Fortune(财富)》杂志报道,乔布斯传作者 Walter Isaacson 目前暗示其或许并未真正完成该书,其当前正在考虑从几个不同的思路继续扩充该授权传记:

“该作者探讨了一些关于扩充目前这部已达630页的传记的潜在方案,其中一种方案是推出拥有更多注释的版本,另一种方案是增加一些乔布斯临近去世时的故事。继续充实这些细节看起来更符合逻辑的,因为Isaacson认为苹果CEO的故事讲继续在未来的数十年或者上百年得到传颂。据作者表示,当前的版本更像是该书的第一版或者第二版(因为在出版前已扩容过一次),但不会是最终版。”

乔布斯传在10月24号出版,实际销售时间甚至不满两个月,却轻而易举的就拿到了“亚马逊年度最佳纸质书”、“亚马逊年度最佳出版物”(该奖项统计了书籍的纸质版与数字版总销量)这两项令人瞩目的成绩。

编译来源:

Fortune reports on comments from Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson suggesting that he may not yet be finished working on the book, with Isaacson currently considering several ideas for expanding the authorized biography. Among the ideas are an addendum more fully describing the events surrounding Jobs’ death in early October or adding extensive annotations to the existing content to flesh out the story with additional information.

The author discussed potential plans for expanding the already 630-page book in the future. One possibility is doing an extensively annotated version. Another is writing an addendum that addresses the period surrounding Jobs’ death. Fleshing out the details seems like a logical next step, since Isaacson believes the Apple (AAPL) CEO’s story will be told for decades or a century to come. “This is the first or second draft,” he said, referring to his book’s role in documenting Jobs’ life. “It’s not the final draft.”

Isaacson’s biography of Jobs recently became Amazon’s best-selling print book in 2011 and named the company’s best-selling new release of 2011 for combined print and digital sales, both remarkable achievements given that the book was not published until late October.

 

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