Friday, November 4, 2011

Steve Jobs Bio Sells 379,000 Copies In First Week

The new biography of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson is flying off book shelves. According to the latest stats from Nielsen, the book sold 379,000 copies in the United States in its first week. The bio outsold the next best seller – John Grisham’s “The Litigators” – by three to one, and the second best-selling non-fiction title – Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Lincoln” – by almost eight to one. Released on October 24th, Isaacson’s biography was written with Jobs’ cooperation and more than 40 interviews he gave to Isaacson. The book was one of the highest sellers on Amazon even before it hit the market, capturing a huge number of pre-orders. Though 2011 has less than two months left, the bio could become Amazon’s top seller for the entire year. It’s already the 18th best-selling book of the year overall and scored the highest number of sales in one week for any book in the United States since last November.