Results 1 to 19 of 19

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Steve Jobs' Biography On Route To Become Amazon's Top Selling Book of the Year

  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Akshay Masand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    4,250
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 140 Times in 125 Posts

    Default Steve Jobs' Biography On Route To Become Amazon's Top Selling Book of the Year


    Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs officially went on sale today and is already on route to become the top selling book of the year for Amazon (the world’s largest online retailer). An Amazon spokeswoman Brittany Turner told Reuters earlier today that the book “Steve Jobs” is already on track to outsell every other book sold by the company. She even went as far as mentioning: "The way things are trending, it could very likely be our top selling book of the year.”

    As of right now, the book is available through Amazon in a hardcover edition as well as a digital edition on the Amazon Kindle. The book also happens to be the number 1 seller on Apple’s iBooks for iOS devices. The book is now released a few weeks after Jobs death due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. Several excerpts of his books have already been revealed over this past weekend including his fight against cancer, his vow to “destroy Android,” his interest in reforming the school textbook market, and hints towards future products in the Apple lineup such as an HDTV.

    Many people all over the world are currently reading the book to learn more about him and his views. Jobs’ has been an iconic face for technology over the last few decades and many value his opinion and admire his dedication to work. There are also many people scrambling to read between the lines to see if there is any information about the future of Apple or if there is any news of future products and features hinted in the text.

    Have you bought a copy of Jobs’ biography yet? If so, what’re your thoughts on it so far? Let us know in the comments below!

    Source: Reuters

  2. #2
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Lombardo Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Southampton, NJ
    Posts
    296
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked 55 Times in 25 Posts

    Well, it WAS like the most preordered thing since sliced bread.

    ...what did I just say.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Lombardo Joe View Post
    Well, it WAS like the most preordered thing since sliced bread.

    ...what did I just say.
    Like tulips, they were out of stock once.

  4. #4
    My iPhone is a Part of Me Mr. Russian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Sacramento, California
    Posts
    511
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked 49 Times in 44 Posts

    i really want to read it

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Russian View Post
    i really want to read it
    I think it's $17 USD in iBooks.

  6. #6
    Would this have been a top seller if he hadn't died?

  7. #7
    The One and the Only (retired secret moderator) iPod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    2,127
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked 94 Times in 88 Posts

    I still wish it would have kept the original name, "iSteve: A Book of Jobs"

    secret moderator... Please hit that THANKS button over there if I helped you in any single way

  8. #8
    I bought it last night at 1am. Already half way. Great reading!!!

  9. #9
    My iPhone is a Part of Me luvmytj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    686
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked 71 Times in 57 Posts

    Like everything Steve, it's a sellout.My pre-ordered book shipped out today!

  10. #10
    Livin the iPhone Life BenderRodriguez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    The Future
    Posts
    2,139
    Thanks
    108
    Thanked 239 Times in 197 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Lombardo Joe View Post
    Well, it WAS like the most preordered thing since sliced bread.

    ...what did I just say.
    Well not alot of ppl buy books anymore unless they don't have a TV, why would we read when we can watch something with color and picture an sound here's an idea make this into a movie biography

  11. #11
    From the 60 minutes story about the book he sounds like a real jerk. Parking in handicap spaces, no plate on his car, demeaning waitresses and employees....Doesn't sound like a very good person despite all the success he had in life.

  12. #12
    Well I read the first nine chapters today and it's funny how we are reminded so much of how Steve didn't like to bathe and often went barefoot even to high power meetings that did not help out his cause.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
    Would this have been a top seller if he hadn't died?
    Not sure but I planned on buying from the moment it was announced. Just went and picked up a copy.

  14. #14
    MMi Staff Writer Akshay Masand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    4,250
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 140 Times in 125 Posts

    I'll be picking up my copy tomorrow and I'm so pumped to read it. What impressions have you guys had so far?

  15. #15
    Green Apple alxn91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    60
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    I should be getting mine tomorrow

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
    Well not alot of ppl buy books anymore unless they don't have a TV, why would we read when we can watch something with color and picture an sound here's an idea make this into a movie biography
    Plenty of people read books. I don't know where your thinking that from. Your one shape-shifting tango.

  17. #17
    Livin the iPhone Life BenderRodriguez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    The Future
    Posts
    2,139
    Thanks
    108
    Thanked 239 Times in 197 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
    Plenty of people read books. I don't know where your thinking that from. Your one shape-shifting tango.
    O sry I don't live in a shoe and I think reading is a chore

  18. #18
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Lombardo Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Southampton, NJ
    Posts
    296
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked 55 Times in 25 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
    O sry I don't live in a shoe and I think reading is a chore
    Bwahahahaha I can't believe I just read that! Brix have been shat.

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
    Plenty of people read books. I don't know where your thinking that from. Your one shape-shifting tango.
    It came from Steve Jobs himself! "People don't read anymore."
    Ironic isn't it!?

    Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
    Well not alot of ppl buy books anymore unless they don't have a TV, why would we read when we can watch something with color and picture an sound here's an idea make this into a movie biography
    Not a biography, but a documentary just came out if that counts for anything. It's called iGenius and it was aired on the Discovery Channel. It has color and picture and sound.
    Last edited by ensigma; 10-25-2011 at 12:08 AM.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •