The book, titled simply “Steve Jobs,” also achieved the biggest week of sales for any book in the U.S. for almost a year.
That’s according to data from Nielsen’s BookScan service, as reported by TheBookseller.com.
Published by Simon & Schuster on October 24, the book outsold the next bestselling book of the week, John Grisham’s “The Litigators,” by more than three to one. After only six days of sales, the Jobs biography is already the 18th-bestselling book of the year, according to BookScan’s figures.
Simon & Schuster’s decision to move up the book’s publication by a month after Jobs’ death October 5 appears to have paid off. Fueled by intense interest in the late tech visionary’s life and career, the biography arrived on a wave of publicity, including appearances by Isaacson on CBS’s “60 Minutes” and CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
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