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11-02-2011, 03:38 PM #1
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.
11-02-2011, 03:43 PM #2
So, there were a lot of people complaining about the Steve Jobs memorial backplate that was released for the iPhone 4/4S as a clear money grab capitalizing on Steve's early death. Do any of you have comments on the earlier release date for this book?
11-02-2011, 03:55 PM #3
I agree they should not have released earlier due to his death. They took advantage of his death to sell more books.
11-02-2011, 04:34 PM #4
11-02-2011, 04:41 PM #5
Fish are friends, not food!
Neither is Slow Internet.
11-02-2011, 04:59 PM #6
You make a good point there sziklassy but my initial thoughts when reading about the 2 date bumps was that maybe they were trying to release it before he actually kicked the bucket. Maybe we'll never know?
11-02-2011, 05:06 PM #7
What Would Steve Do?
A writer Steve Jobs hired to write a book about himself, a publisher Steve Jobs picked to distribute his book. Money going to: a wife he picked to spend his lifetime with, and kids he created himself (w/ help from the wife). The book also helps promote a company Steve Jobs seems to have cared about a little, now facing a holiday season with lackluster new products.
So.... what would Steve have wanted?
11-02-2011, 05:47 PM #8
11-03-2011, 02:33 AM #9
However, it should be mentioned that I didn't see anything wrong about those custom backplates either.
11-03-2011, 08:17 AM #10
^^ this book was announced before he died and was involved with it to get his story out. The back plate is capitalizing on his death.
11-05-2011, 02:05 PM #11
Apple products have always looked sleek and sexy. Even this book looks so sleek and sexy, my goodness! I miss Steve already.
11-07-2011, 12:51 PM #12