Steve Jobs biography comes to Kindle early

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Kindle users who preordered the Steve Jobs biography might want to fire up that e-reader ASAP.

Not long after that iconic ticking wrapped up an episode of CBS’ “60 Minutes” featuring a preview of Steve Jobs’ authorized biography with its author, Walter Isaacson, word broke that the Amazon Kindle version of the book was being delivered a little early.

Yes, the book is supposed to be released tomorrow anyway, and it’s already tomorrow in much of the world, but Kindle users reported receiving their digital preordered copy a little ahead of schedule this evening.

This Twitter user in Florida got his a few hours before midnight, Eastern time.

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The 656-page biography provides plenty of new information, from Jobs’ family life and admiration of Mark Zuckerberg to the story of his secret liver transplant.

“Steve Jobs” is available at a steep discount on Kindle–$16.99 instead of the $35 list price for a hardcover copy. It is currently No. 2 on the list of bestsellers in the Kindle store, with 21 days in the top 100 despite only being available for preorder.

Update, 9:40 p.m. PT: As if directly responding to Amazon, the Jobs biography became available via iTunes a little bit early, too.