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Old Nov 2, 2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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'Steve Jobs' Easily Tops Best Seller Lists in Debut Week






The Bookseller reports that Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs easily topped the best-seller list in the United States and United Kingdom during its first week of availability. Citing Nielsen's BookScan data for U.S. figures, the report claims that the book sold 379,000 copies, outselling second-place The Litigator by John Grisham by more than three-to-one.
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Despite being on sale for just six days in the US, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is already the 18th bestselling book of the year. It sits one place ahead of John Grisham's The Confession (Dell) and one place behind Rick Riordan's The Son of Neptune (Hyperion) in the year-to-date BookScan US bestseller list.
The report notes that the debut was also the strongest for any book since November of last year.

Nielsen BookScan tracks book sales volumes at their points of sale, developing a picture that encompasses the vast majority, although not all, U.S. sales including those through major online retailers such as Amazon. BookScan data does not, however, include sales of eBooks.

Amazon announced just after the book's launch that it was poised to become the best-selling book of 2011 despite a release late in the year, and the title currently ranks #3 on Amazon's chart for 2011 sales.

Sony Pictures has already acquired the movie rights to the Jobs biography, and is reportedly courting Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay.

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Old Nov 2, 2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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Steve would always be Numero UNO
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 12:26 PM   #3
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Walter Isaacson was the right man for the job.
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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BookScan data does not, however, include sales of eBooks.
In other words... at least half of this book's sales.
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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Great book. I've read it 5 times. You know, for good measure.
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"It sits one place ahead of John Grisham's The Confession (Dell)..."

Once again, Apple beats Dell.
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The Bookseller reports that Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs easily topped the best-seller list in the United States and United Kingdom during its first week of availability. Citing Nielsen's BookScan data for U.S. figures, the report claims that the book sold 379,000 copies, outselling second-place The Litigator by John Grisham by more than three-to-one.The report notes that the debut was also the strongest for any book since November of last year.

Nielsen BookScan tracks book sales volumes at their points of sale, developing a picture that encompasses the vast majority, although not all, U.S. sales including those through major online retailers such as Amazon. BookScan data does not, however, include sales of eBooks.

Amazon announced just after the book's launch that it was poised to become the best-selling book of 2011 despite a release late in the year, and the title current ranks #3 on Amazon's chart for 2011 sales.

Sony Pictures has already acquired the movie rights to the Jobs biography, and is reportedly courting Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay.

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so sold 379,000 hard covers and not counting iBooks, Amazon Kindle,etc. I believe those sales were even higher. Wish we could get the full amount of all digital and hard cover for a more accurate number. I was hoping for 1 million or at least 750,000

I bought one iBook and one hardcover.
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 12:44 PM   #8
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Only bought the digital for now...

Really is a good read. Check it out if you haven't already...
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 12:44 PM   #9
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+1 ebook, +1 Firmware... the ending was sad.
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+1 ebook, +1 Firmware... the ending was sad.
Shhh! I haven't read it all yet
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 12:58 PM   #11
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Great book. I've read it 5 times. You know, for good measure.
How have you managed to read it 5 times in the short time it's been out and why would you
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 01:01 PM   #12
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I enjoyed the book, but it really isn't the most well written. I haven't run any passages for a readability score but I have to imagine it is like 8-9th grade level and that may even be overly optimistic.
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I helped by buying a copy. Great book.
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 01:19 PM   #14
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I only bought the iBook version...and it is the right way to read it.
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 01:29 PM   #15
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IS sad because Steve had battle with cancer for so long. But never tried to help others with disease. Many who have no insurance or support. Sad way to live.

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Old Nov 2, 2011, 01:36 PM   #16
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I'm one of those who purchased a hardcover copy. It is a very well-written and informative book, even for those (like myself) who already knew a fair bit about Steve and his life. I'm not surprised that it's selling so well.
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Anyone get a hardcover that has what I can only describe as "wavy" pages?
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Anyone get a hardcover that has what I can only describe as "wavy" pages?

No, but mine has yellow tint. Is normal??


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I'm thinking of trading my book in for the white model.
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Just finished the Kindle version last night, it was a great (perhaps too easy) read. I was hoping for some more light on the decision to cut the original iPhone's price by $200 so soon- but there wasn't anything in the book about that. Aw well. I bet Steve distorted reality enough to pretend that that never happened!

Great book, and I also bought a hard copy to put on the shelf.
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Anyone get a hardcover that has what I can only describe as "wavy" pages?
You must be reading it wrong.

Going to try and pick up a copy this weekend. Seems like a "must have" book for anyone in technology.
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You must be reading it wrong.

Going to try and pick up a copy this weekend. Seems like a "must have" book for anyone in technology.
Nope! Pages are warped, very strange. Maybe I'll exchange with Amazon.
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Just finished the book

Can't believe the book is almost 600 pages and I wanted more.

Since I don't know how to judge Isaacson's writing, I can tell you as a Apple user for 25+ years, this good is a great read, so much of it I still remember as it was yesterday.

Steve, thank you for the fun ride.
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 02:13 PM   #24
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I'm about halfway through the book and I love it. Excited to finish soon. I think it's nice that the book didn't paint him as a saint (at least in the first half), but did show how a true genius does what he does.
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