First Sales Numbers Emerge for Steve Jobs Biography
Everyone knew it would be a bestseller. And now we're getting our first look at the sales data for Steve Jobs' official biography just one week after the must-read title was officially released.
The Walter Isaacson-penned authorized biography of the late Apple CEO sold approximately 380,000 copies in its first week of availability (in just the U.S.). Given that impressive showing, the book is presently one of the best-selling titles of the year. And by the end of 2011, it will all but certainly be the year's best-selling book across all genres of print.
The bio, published by Simon & Schuster in the US, outsold the next bestselling book of the week, John Grisham's The Litigators by more than three copies to one, reports TheBookseller.com. It also outsold the second most popular non-fiction work (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln) by roughly eight copies to one. By all accounts, the book is a mega-hit that will continue to record off-the-chart sales.
The bio had initially be scheduled for release in the spring of 2012, but as the late Apple boss' health grew progressively worse through the summer of 2011, the publisher decided to bump up the release of the book to November. That date, however, was once again changed just weeks ago to October 24th.
Steve Jobs was said to be exceptionally pleased with author Walter Isaacson and granted the writer unprecedented access during his final days.