Pre-orders soar for authorized Steve Jobs bio

By the Associated Press | October 6, 2011 | 9:35 AM EDT

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2007, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the Apple Nano in San Francisco. Apple on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 said Jobs has died. He was 56. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — An authorized biography of Steve Jobs was high on best-seller lists within hours of Apple's announcement of his death.

As of early Thursday morning, Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" was No. 1 on and No. 3 on Barnes & Isaacson's book will be published Nov. 21 by Simon & Schuster. It includes extensive interviews with the Apple co-founder, who rarely discussed his private life.

Jobs died Wednesday at age 56 after a long battle with cancer.