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MacRumors
Oct 24, 2011, 04:39 PM
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A reader who purchased Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography in multiple forms sent in this image of three different ways to read what could be Amazon's bestselling book of the year (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/24/steve-jobs-poised-to-become-amazons-top-selling-book-for-2011/).

Article Link: Three Ways to Read the Steve Jobs Biography (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/24/three-ways-to-read-the-steve-jobs-biography/)



buckers
Oct 24, 2011, 04:41 PM
or Kindle?

;)

NXTMIKE
Oct 24, 2011, 04:42 PM
I bought the print version. Just that much more empowering due to the shear size of this thing!

longofest
Oct 24, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Exactly.... Then u have 4. Hardback, kindle for iPad, kindle for iPhone, kindle.

HuggyLowDown
Oct 24, 2011, 04:44 PM
Yeah, I bought the print version. I think it's more memorable. Something else to go next to all my apple boxes on my bookshelf. :)

helix21
Oct 24, 2011, 04:44 PM
In order of preference

1. Classical Hardcover
2. iPad
3. iPhone
4. Mac (via Kindle)
5. Kindle
6. Windows Phone (via Kindle)
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47. Cheeky read at bookshops
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105. Peeking over that hot girl's shoulder
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234. Online collecting snippets published by a gazillion apple blogs.
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456721. Android. If the droids destroy every remnant of information.

Fazzy
Oct 24, 2011, 04:44 PM
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Why buy it on multiple platforms?

JTToft
Oct 24, 2011, 04:45 PM
That's a pretty pointless picture...

8CoreWhore
Oct 24, 2011, 04:46 PM
Nobody understood product launches as well as Steve - and he sure nailed this one.

trainwrecka
Oct 24, 2011, 04:48 PM
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3 ways folks: hardcover, iBooks, Kindle.

14 ways to buy a Kindle book is not a different version.

mp0890
Oct 24, 2011, 04:49 PM
If I could use iBooks on my MBA that would be how I read..... I don't want it for kindle.

rdowns
Oct 24, 2011, 04:49 PM
867 stories in the bio and we get this? Come on.

whistler222
Oct 24, 2011, 04:51 PM
105. Peeking over that hot girl's shoulder
.

FAIL

this should be #2... right behind "having the hot girl read it to you"..

bjett92
Oct 24, 2011, 04:53 PM
Well... that was pointless.

Aduntu
Oct 24, 2011, 04:55 PM
I'd be willing to bet the iPhone and iPad are just showing the free sample from iBookstore.

TMar
Oct 24, 2011, 04:57 PM
How is this news?

chown33
Oct 24, 2011, 05:00 PM
And here I thought there'd be a list,
Of ways to read it, just like this:

You can read it with a fox,
While wearing socks found in a box.

Or you can read it with a goat,
While traveling on a ferry boat.

Or have it read to you by Sam,
While serving you green eggs and ham.

b0r1s
Oct 24, 2011, 05:01 PM
Oh dear me!

The Kindle hate is really rather sad, reading a book on an iPad compared to a Kindle just doesn't compare, and I have both.

I know it's MacRumors, but the reality is reading a book (not a magazine) is far better on the Kindle.

The iPad excels at magazines and more interactive content, but for linear reading, the Kindle wins hands down.

Incindium
Oct 24, 2011, 05:07 PM
Kindle is a better format to purchase stuff on that iBooks as I can read it on my non Apple devices in addition to Apple devices.

justinfreid
Oct 24, 2011, 05:08 PM
How about softcover? Or after borrowing it from a library.
Or brail.

nutmac
Oct 24, 2011, 05:12 PM
I may be the only person here who prefers ebook over printed version. I don't have lots of free time and carrying a 656-page book that weighs nearly 2 lbs won't work for me.

b0r1s
Oct 24, 2011, 05:16 PM
I may be the only person here who prefers ebook over printed version. I don't have lots of free time and carrying a 656-page book that weighs nearly 2 lbs won't work for me.

Totally agree with nutmac here, I love books, I've got hundreds, but since getting my Kindle, the convenience (woke up with the biography next to me) and the ability to carry all my books on the plane when on hols, far outweighs my nostalgic desire for a physical book.

My only bugbear with Kindle is they throw you in at the deep end, I prefer to read from the cover, so have to go back several pages, and in this case is worth doing so for the foreword from the author.

RoelJuun
Oct 24, 2011, 05:21 PM
I get so tired from these Jobs Biography-related news articles. I'll probably be the only person who is not going to read it.

Damiantmc
Oct 24, 2011, 05:28 PM
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I bought the hard cover version just because it's a book I really want to read and IMO nothing beats the feel of a real book. I would purchase it on kindle/iBooks but my morals won't let me pay for the same thing twice!

I know they won't cause it's extra money for them but amazon would be in a prime position with the kindle to do bundle offers similar to Disney triple play sets where you get a Bluray, DVD and digital download. If amazon were to launch a service like this where you buy the print copy and get a kindle copy free or a heavily discounted then I guarantee all my books would be bought from them!

Damian

the8thark
Oct 24, 2011, 05:30 PM
I get so tired from these Jobs Biography-related news articles. I'll probably be the only person who is not going to read it.

So are a lot of people. Tired of them. Lets us go and read the book in peace.

Azzin
Oct 24, 2011, 05:32 PM
I've got it on my iPad and I bought the hard copy too.

I don't really know why I bought the hard copy too, I guess I just wanted it.

The book even looks like an Apple product.

Clix Pix
Oct 24, 2011, 05:32 PM
I am loving reading this biography on my iPad via iBooks.....somehow it just seems "right," you know? I will be buying a hardcover copy of the book, too, but for right now I am enthralled with it on my iPad. It's a remarkable book, compelling and compulsively readable, a remarkable biography of a remarkable man, one which will be read and discussed for a long, long time.

aikomhoch
Oct 24, 2011, 05:44 PM
or Kindle?

;)

Or Nook.

rdowns
Oct 24, 2011, 05:45 PM
If it's a slow news day tomorrow, maybe we can get a Mac blog post on the different ways to buy a Mac, Apple retail store, Apple online store, authorized reseller, used on Craigslist.

Dagless
Oct 24, 2011, 05:51 PM
I'd sooner buy it on Kindle. After spending hours of a day looking at a backlit LED screen I'd rather relax my eyes with a comfy dose of e-ink (or whatever they call it).

Or better still have Victoria read it to me.

samcraig
Oct 24, 2011, 05:54 PM
Buying it on Kindle makes more sense - in that picture you could have shown (if he owned)

Hard Copy
Kindle
iPad with Kindle App
iPhone with Kindle App
iMac with Kindle App


Far more impressive :)

JAT
Oct 24, 2011, 05:59 PM
What about reading it by reading MacRumors headlines?

frunkis54
Oct 24, 2011, 06:01 PM
1 other way they forgot to mention. audible.com:D
I bought it from Audible this morning nothing like having some read you a story.

samcraig
Oct 24, 2011, 06:04 PM
1 other way they forgot to mention. audible.com:D
I bought it from Audible this morning nothing like having some read you a story.

If they had cut in Jobs' actual voice for all the quotes used - I might have considered it. But that not being an option - I'd much rather read it myself

deannnnn
Oct 24, 2011, 06:05 PM
Lol, Jordan.

184550
Oct 24, 2011, 06:07 PM
How is this news?

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

An utterly inane 'article'.

slu
Oct 24, 2011, 06:09 PM
If it's a slow news day tomorrow, maybe we can get a Mac blog post on the different ways to buy a Mac, Apple retail store, Apple online store, authorized reseller, used on Craigslist.

This is the only comment I have ever "up voted". Well done!

LanPhantom
Oct 24, 2011, 06:10 PM
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Uh, what about the audiobook? I bought the hardcover for my wife and the audio version for me. I can't sit still long enough to read that long of a book in a timely manner.

Kid A
Oct 24, 2011, 06:21 PM
Awful and pointless photo.

At a glance, it looks like the Jobs book, an iPad, and an iPhone in a TRASH CAN!!!

Tsuchiya
Oct 24, 2011, 06:25 PM
I think this is one of those books I would rather have a hardback copy of.

I usually download the Kindle version for convenience sake, but I'll be reading this at home in comfort, at my own pace :)

clayj
Oct 24, 2011, 06:37 PM
Did the same thing -- went to B&N to buy it in hardcover (because I have a pretty good collection of hardcover books), and then bought the Kindle edition... which is now on my Kindle, my iPad, and my iPhone.

Too bad the book won't sync with the others. :-)

Lukeyy19
Oct 24, 2011, 06:45 PM
Apparently people are expecting this book to be quite popular, one trader is trying to sell it for £1,223.28 on Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1408703742/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13370985/Amazon.co.uk_%20Used%20and%20New_%20Steve%20Jobs_%20The%20Exclusive%20Biography.jpg

y3k
Oct 24, 2011, 06:52 PM
Steve's bio must be read on iPad!:apple:

kjs862
Oct 24, 2011, 07:10 PM
wow really?

samcraig
Oct 24, 2011, 07:22 PM
Apparently people are expecting this book to be quite popular, one trader is trying to sell it for £1,223.28 on Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1408703742/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13370985/Amazon.co.uk_%20Used%20and%20New_%20Steve%20Jobs_%20The%20Exclusive%20Biography.jpg

Maybe he got it signed? ;)

mrboult
Oct 24, 2011, 07:32 PM
"A MacRumors reader who read about three ways to read Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, sent in this image of three different ways to read what could be MacRumors' most dull post of the year.":):D

Versus
Oct 24, 2011, 07:34 PM
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Ha! mrboult wins.

3N16MA
Oct 24, 2011, 07:41 PM
This has to be one of the most pointless articles I have seen on MR's. I should send in a photo of all the ways one can access MacRumors.

Eso
Oct 24, 2011, 07:54 PM
I yearn for the day in which you buy one format and can get the book in all three.

striker33
Oct 24, 2011, 08:03 PM
I'd rather carve my eyes out with a fork than read it on an iPad, just look at that glare!

Paper or Kindle/e-paper device, only way to read comfortably.

jclardy
Oct 24, 2011, 08:42 PM
I yearn for the day in which you buy buy one format and can get the book in all three.

It would be nice to get a "digital copy" when you buy the hardcover. I much prefer reading on my Kindle or even iPad over a physical book. But then what do you put on the bookshelf :D

admanimal
Oct 24, 2011, 08:42 PM
I yearn for the day in which you buy buy one format and can get the book in all three.

One would think that this wouldn't be so difficult, given that you can get a Blu Ray/DVD/Digital combo for basically the same price as any one of those options.

trentropy
Oct 24, 2011, 08:57 PM
No question Steve knew how to do the most impactful product launches to sell Apple's latest offerings. This book sure is selling in a big way after his passing.

snowcrash
Oct 24, 2011, 09:05 PM
Wow already stopped going to Giz because of the useless posts now MacRumors is following quickly behind in uselessness. Honestly how is this post not a joke? Really? And if you already have the hardcover why waste money and buy the iPad version? Yeah I love my iPad but if I had a real book I would much rather read that, if not a book then my Kindle 4. The iPad and iPhone would be a last resort. Though I guess someone buying SJs book twice is breaking news these days since there is no more iPhone "it's not called the 5" rumors going around these days.

rcappo
Oct 24, 2011, 09:50 PM
This was my first iBooks purchase for my new iPhone 4S. I think it will be ok reading it, although I am hoping that iBooks will come to Mac OS X or I'll be in the market for an iPad sooner or later.

I think Steve would have rather I read it on an iPhone than in a hardback book that I would have to store, transport, and pay more for.

W1MRK
Oct 24, 2011, 09:53 PM
Nice pic. Thank you

monkeylui
Oct 24, 2011, 10:02 PM
Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/24/three-ways-to-read-the-steve-jobs-biography/)


Image (http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/10/books.jpg)


A reader who purchased Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography in multiple forms sent in this image of three different ways to read what could be Amazon's bestselling book of the year (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/24/steve-jobs-poised-to-become-amazons-top-selling-book-for-2011/).

Article Link: Three Ways to Read the Steve Jobs Biography (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/24/three-ways-to-read-the-steve-jobs-biography/)

The holy trinity! Lol!

monkeylui
Oct 24, 2011, 10:03 PM
I yearn for the day in which you buy buy one format and can get the book in all three.

Buy the digital version, rip the drm, print pages.

monkeylui
Oct 24, 2011, 10:07 PM
One would think that this wouldn't be so difficult, given that you can get a Blu Ray/DVD/Digital combo for basically the same price as any one of those options.

The pirate bay Is faster to innovate in this respect. I'd be happy for The same type of deal, though I'm looking @ obtaining less & less physical copies of media.

benhollberg
Oct 24, 2011, 10:12 PM
I get so tired from these Jobs Biography-related news articles. I'll probably be the only person who is not going to read it.

I am not going to read because I don't read books. This is a book and I will not read it.

teleromeo
Oct 24, 2011, 10:17 PM
"A MacRumors reader who read about three ways to read Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, sent in this image of three different ways to read what could be MacRumors' most dull post of the year.":):D

I prefer prints on paper ...

skellener
Oct 24, 2011, 10:19 PM
On Audible

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51c2ojegumL._SL175_.jpg

Steve Jobs
UNABRIDGED
by Walter Isaacson
Narrated by Dylan Baker (http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B005V0QI82)

Skika
Oct 25, 2011, 02:12 AM
Still can't figure out why iBooks can't be read on Macs.

It would be really neat.

Truffy
Oct 25, 2011, 03:27 AM
A reader who purchased Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography in multiple forms sent in this image of three different ways to read what could be Amazon's bestselling book of the year (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/24/steve-jobs-poised-to-become-amazons-top-selling-book-for-2011/)Utter, utter FAIL
One would think that this wouldn't be so difficult, given that you can get a Blu Ray/DVD/Digital combo for basically the same price as any one of those options.I wonder if it'll be the same rip-off if you buy in a country other than the one you're living in? I've bought BR/DVD/DC combos from the UK (because they're in English), but the DC won't download because I'm in Switzerland. They don't make that little trick obvious in the advertising!

SimonTheSoundMa
Oct 25, 2011, 04:55 AM
£8.30 at WH Smith in hard cover, Amazon Kindle and iBook are £12.99.

I know which one I'll be buying.


Apparently people are expecting this book to be quite popular, one trader is trying to sell it for £1,223.28 on Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1408703742/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13370985/Amazon.co.uk_%20Used%20and%20New_%20Steve%20Jobs_%20The%20Exclusive%20Biography.jpg

Jibbajabba
Oct 25, 2011, 05:00 AM
Apparently people are expecting this book to be quite popular, one trader is trying to sell it for £1,223.28 on Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1408703742/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13370985/Amazon.co.uk_%20Used%20and%20New_%20Steve%20Jobs_%20The%20Exclusive%20Biography.jpg

Delivery is £2.80 so when you use his silly price with the wrong comma it ends up being £12.23 with £2.80 delivery :)

Or he is really that stupid lol ...

Stiksi
Oct 25, 2011, 08:18 AM
Technically that's only two ways of reading it: as an iBook and as an actual book. Now if he'd had an overhead projector or something, that would have been cool.

I bought the print version. Just that much more empowering due to the shear size of this thing!

Absolutely! I get two more sheep done per hour because of the bigger shear size! :D

I am not going to read because I don't read books. This is a book and I will not read it.

Can't argue with that logic. But I nominate that macrumors be henceforth called a book.

CAO 303
Oct 25, 2011, 09:28 AM
More money than sense.

BillyBobBongo
Oct 25, 2011, 10:46 AM
"A MacRumors reader who read about three ways to read Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, sent in this image of three different ways to read what could be MacRumors' most dull post of the year.":):D

There's no way in hell anyone is going to top this, lock the thread...it's done! :D

morespce54
Oct 25, 2011, 10:53 AM
I wonder if you can sync the hard cover bookmarks with the iPad over iCloud?
Anybody tried that yet? ;)

monkeylui
Oct 25, 2011, 11:41 AM
I wonder if you can sync the hard cover bookmarks with the iPad over iCloud?
Anybody tried that yet? ;)

They're working on it.

alphaod
Oct 25, 2011, 01:03 PM
I guess I need to post a picture of my 20 different eReader devices…

sclawis300
Oct 25, 2011, 02:03 PM
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3 ways folks: hardcover, iBooks, Kindle.

14 ways to buy a Kindle book is not a different version.

2 ways to buy an electronic copy is not a different version is it? Is there no paperback? If one does come out will that be an additional way?

Tsuchiya
Oct 25, 2011, 05:58 PM
....Yeah I'm going to buy myself a Kindle version as well. The hardback is beautifully done but it's huge and will be awkward to read leaning back :p

Azzin
Oct 26, 2011, 01:06 AM
....Yeah I'm going to buy myself a Kindle version as well. The hardback is beautifully done but it's huge and will be awkward to read leaning back :p

I went for the Kindle version for my iPad over the iBooks version, because I like the feature where you can share quotes from the book direct to Facebook &/or Twitter.

I know that's a bit sad, but I know there will be some real "wow" moments in there that I'd like to post anyway.

Now comes the point where everyone says "You can do that from iBooks too!" :o :D

Yaboze
Oct 26, 2011, 08:45 AM
If you buy the iBooks version, you can have it on all iOS devices, so the picture is not that pointless. The point is, in this age, there are many ways to read books, with or without Apple products.

I bought it for my iPad 2 and I have been reading some of it (as much as I can stand) on my iPhone 4.

I think Steve would have wanted it that way.

I will say, as much I as I like reading it on the iPad, I still like having a book in my hands. The texture, weight, smell, etc. I guess I'm just old. :p

As a man in my 40's its hard to let go of physical media. I have tons of CD's, DVD's, more recently, Blurays of mainly kid stuff and books. I have stopped buying CD's around 2008 and have just started buying some books through iTunes the same way.

It's taken me a while to adjust, but I'm getting there. I look at it this way, the less books out there in paper format, the less trees will cut, less CD's, less plastic and petroleum will be used to make it, etc.

The shift to electronic or digital media will feel natural to the next generation.

carlgo
Oct 28, 2011, 09:56 AM
FAIL

this should be #2... right behind "having the hot girl read it to you"..

Reading to a hot girl who can't read might have certain advantages...

monkeylui
Oct 28, 2011, 10:12 AM
I would get Steve jobs on iBooks & then ask Siri to read it to me. But I'd say, read me a bedtime story. That's the trigger.

ritmomundo
Oct 28, 2011, 12:22 PM
Who would buy the same book on multiple platforms? Obsessed much?

gnozh
Nov 1, 2011, 09:55 AM
I have the print version.:D

ericrwalker
Nov 1, 2011, 10:05 AM
Audiobooks FTW. The best way to "read" while driving.