Steve Jobs' biography sells 380,000 copies in the States during the first week

Steve Jobs' biography sells 380,000 copies in the States during the first week
Even in death, with some of his flaws revealed to the public, Steve Jobs remains a fascinating personality for most Americans. The recently released biography of the man, by Walter Isaacson, sold 380,000 copies in the first week that it was on the shelves putting it on the list of best sellers for 2011. According to information from TheBookseller.com, the book outsold the next title on the list, John Grishom's "The Litigators", by a 3 to 1 margin.

Isaacson's book has already become the 18th best seller of the year and the has outsold the next most popular non-fiction title, Bill O' Reilly's "Killing Lincoln" by 8 times. But it is not just the U.S. where sales have taken off as 37,224 units moved in the U.K. Amazon.com has predicted that based on first week sales figures, "Steve Jobs" will become the best-selling book in the States for the year. An Amazon spokesman said that after just one day, the bio was on a pace to outsell every other title offered by the online retailer.

The Steve Jobs biography is 656 pages, published by Simon and Schuster, and costs $35. It had the best sales week for any book in the U.S. since last November when 430,000 units of both Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and George W Bush's "Decision Points"  were sold.

Besides owning the current top spot online, the book is also number one on Amazon's Kindle platform and on Apple's iBooks. Competitive in life, Mr. Jobs continues to garner number one rankings, even in death.

source: TheBookseller.com via AppleInsider

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27 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

Upcoming: Steve Jobs and the Philosopher's iMac Steve Jobs and the 3.5" Floppy of secrets Steve Jobs and the Prisoner of iTunes Steve Jobs and the iPod on fire Steve Jobs and the Order of the iPhone Steve Jobs and the Half code iOS Steve Jobs and the Deathly Software updates Spoiler for the 6th book: Android kills iPhone.

6. SJisaBitch

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Lame I wouldn't even pay a PENNY to hear that idiot B!TCH from his grave.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, your on a roll today. Crossover Jobslight- red moonOS5... we find out that apple secretly wants to marry google and thats been the reason for the animosity the whole time.

11. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Lol.. forbidden love.

31. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I had gone through 15 chapters! Need to continue to read and finish it in 4 days lol waaaaaaa

2. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

People aren't buying it as a TRIBUTE to JOBS they are buying it so they can get the dirt on how much of a d**k he was lol

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

bunch of haters... typical.... that man was a visionary and he created something that none of us will never have a change even experience... so you may want to read his book and get some tips on how to be sucessfull....

5. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why is it hating to recognize the man had many personal flaws? He was certainly a visionary, and a charismatic salesman. He was also vindictive, egomaniacal, and maybe a bit paranoid. He had no problem with stealing other people's ideas, but wanted to "go thermonuclear" if another product bore even the slightest resemblance to his. By all accounts he was abusive to employees, and his greatest flaw was spending years denying his daughter. Of all his flaws, this was the saddest.

10. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Gallito you forgot to write about how it shoes you how to steal and copy other

18. jacko unregistered

a visionary all he did was copy and changed it woop it doo

4. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

A copy should be included with each 4S purchase at Apple Stores.

7. SJisaBitch

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

I still wouldn't even take it but seriously they should've

13. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Because copying is what he did best?

21. jacko unregistered

they want u to pay for an overprice piece of crap and still pay for a overpriced piece of crap of a book pfft i never buy them i would stick with a 10year old nokia then buy and is**t i know the nokia could do more p.s people die everyday honest hard working people some that worked since they was kids u never hear about them then this guy copys ideas and call it visionary u never hear the end of it

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

in typical steve jobs fashion, the book is over priced as all hell. 35 bucks?? AND YOU BOUGHT IT!?!?!? lol.. 3 weeks, on sale.. 2 months, bargain bin for 5 bux or less.

14. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

That's what torrents are for..

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

bargain bin like android phones go in 3 weeks. Torrents, typical android user is stealing, just like google steals apple's ideas

19. jacko unregistered

u keep thinking that if it makes u happy

23. jacko unregistered

taco dont go hate on android coz its sssooo much better then ios dont cry is**t be as good as android one day software and hardware wise ha ha ha maybe in the next 12 years lmfao taco are u jealous of android coz it can do more and is better coz thats how im seeing it

26. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I'm just a visionary.. Why pay when I don't have to? Yeah I rip files off the net.. Watch movies on my phone before they are out of the theater.. I enjoy my 40 gigs of music via torrents.. Store them in my comp and stream via zumocast. Go ahead buy your over priced books and music from I tunes. Maybe your just pissed because you simply can't do that on your phone cest la vie my friend. If there were 3 car dealerships one selling full retail.. One selling it cheaper because its used.. And one where you can get a car for free I bet you would go to the one to pay full price... wait in this case you don't even have the option.. Welcome to your reality displacement field.. Enjoy.

27. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Thanks for admitting you're a thief. Don't you realize it costs money to make movies and music? If everyone was like you and stole it they wouldn't exist. Your example sucks. What you're actually saying is a new car, a used car or I can just steal a car for free. That's what you're doing. Stealing.

30. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Taco that what jobs did steal way don't you just admitted

12. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I'll wait for the new version next year

24. jacko unregistered

ok lets talk revolutionary samsung made AMOLED plus so thats revolutionary motorola made worlds thinnest phone so thats revolutionary if not then y is steve jobs is**ts revolutionary

28. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

If you don't count the giant ugly hump.

25. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Come on now, Apple! Bundle this PoS exclusively with your new cr*p and charge the iF*gs $200 more. That's the way to do business, morons. How come you forgot it this time!

29. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Its what your idol did... Must make it ok. Obviously the movie industry doesn't die because of it. Doesn't mean I never go to the theater.. Or buy a CD I really like :). ITunes more than makes up for what I get by overcharging so its ok :) thanks : D

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