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According to The Associated Press, Sony is negotiating to pay about $1 million for the rights to the book, which was written by Walter Isaacson and is now slated for release on October 24.
The report highlights the intense demand for anything related to Jobs, who died last week at the age of 56 and at the height of his epic career.
Last week publisher Simon & Schuster moved up the release date of the Jobs autobiography by four weeks. The digital e-book, which is selling for $16.99, has already become one of the most popular on Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN).