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The Steve Jobs Archive releases free ebook collecting Jobs’ speeches and photos

The Steve Jobs Archive releases free ebook collecting Jobs’ speeches and photos


Make Something Wonderful is also available via Apple Books or can be downloaded from the Steve Jobs Archive.

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A photo of the cover of Make Something Wonderful, the Steve Jobs Archive’s new book.
Image: The Steve Jobs Archive

The Steve Jobs Archive has published Make Something Wonderful: Steve Jobs in his own words — a new free ebook containing a curated collection of photographs, emails, speeches, and interviews from the Apple co-founder, some of which have never previously been seen by the public. 

Make Something Wonderful is available to read now on the Archive’s website via a custom page designed by Jony Ive’s creative agency LoveFrom and is even set in LoveFrom’s custom typeface. The website allows readers to navigate through the book’s table of contents using a scroll bar labeled with subsections. An ebook version is also available on Apple Books, from participating libraries via the Libby app, or through a direct download from the Steve Jobs Archive.

A photograph of Steve Jobs holding the first-generation iPhone in 2007. Someone is holding a color-correction card besides Jobs.
Jobs on the day he introduced the first-generation iPhone back in 2007.
Image: The Steve Jobs Archive

In addition to covering his history with Apple — including launching, being ousted, and then returning to the company — Make Something Wonderful includes Jobs’ perspectives on other events throughout his life, spanning his childhood and his time with Pixar and NeXT.

The book opens with the quote that inspired the book’s title, taken from an interview with Jobs in 2007: “one of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there.” Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, also provides her own introduction, saying, “The best way to understand a person is to listen to that person directly. And the best way to understand Steve is to listen to what he said and wrote over the course of his life.”