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'Steve Jobs' Easily Tops Best Seller Lists in Debut Week

The Bookseller reports that Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs easily topped the best-seller list in the United States and United Kingdom during its first week of availability. Citing Nielsen's BookScan data for U.S. figures, the report claims that the book sold 379,000 copies, outselling second-place The Litigator by John Grisham by more than three-to-one.
Despite being on sale for just six days in the US, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is already the 18th bestselling book of the year. It sits one place ahead of John Grisham's The Confession (Dell) and one place behind Rick Riordan's The Son of Neptune (Hyperion) in the year-to-date BookScan US bestseller list.
The report notes that the debut was also the strongest for any book since November of last year.

Nielsen BookScan tracks book sales volumes at their points of sale, developing a picture that encompasses the vast majority, although not all, U.S. sales including those through major online retailers such as Amazon. BookScan data does not, however, include sales of eBooks.

Amazon announced just after the book's launch that it was poised to become the best-selling book of 2011 despite a release late in the year, and the title currently ranks #3 on Amazon's chart for 2011 sales.

Sony Pictures has already acquired the movie rights to the Jobs biography, and is reportedly courting Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay.

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36 months ago
Steve would always be Numero UNO
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
IS sad because Steve had battle with cancer for so long. But never tried to help others with disease. Many who have no insurance or support. Sad way to live.

:(:mad:
Rating: 5 Votes
36 months ago
I'm one of those who purchased a hardcover copy. It is a very well-written and informative book, even for those (like myself) who already knew a fair bit about Steve and his life. I'm not surprised that it's selling so well.
Rating: 4 Votes
36 months ago
Should be subtitled: Steve Jobs the original Narcissist. Not like it was a huge surprise but wow! Whatta EGO.
Rating: 4 Votes
36 months ago
Walter Isaacson was the right man for the job.
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago

Great book. I've read it 5 times. You know, for good measure.


How have you managed to read it 5 times in the short time it's been out and why would you :confused:
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
"Oh Wow. Oh Wow. Oh Wow."

Steve Ballmer's last words: "Developers! Developers! Developers!
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
Can't believe the book is almost 600 pages and I wanted more.

Since I don't know how to judge Isaacson's writing, I can tell you as a Apple user for 25+ years, this good is a great read, so much of it I still remember as it was yesterday.

Steve, thank you for the fun ride. :apple:
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago

Anyone get a hardcover that has what I can only describe as "wavy" pages?



No, but mine has yellow tint. Is normal?? :confused:


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Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
Saw it on clearance at Meijer, Walmart, and Borders lol
Rating: 2 Votes

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