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Jobs biography tops charts


By John Glenday, Reporter

November 2, 2011 | 1 min read

Steve Jobs is no stranger to a best seller and that pattern is continued in death as it had in life with his biography shooting straight to the top of the UK charts.

The authorised biography, penned by Walter Isaacson, has shifted 37,000 copies in its first five days on sale, sufficient to see Jobs resume his familiar perch at the top – according to figures compiled by Nielsen Bookscan.

Waterstone’s spokesman Jon Howells, told the guardian: “This sounds like a phenomenal first week sale for a biography. Usually when you see huge sales for a book about a life story it's an autobiography which the subject is usually promoting. When it's a biography you don't usually see such massive sales.

"It shows just how incredibly interesting Steve Jobs is and how the fandom of Apple is translating from iPods and iPhones and into a book about the cult of Steve Jobs. There is no doubt that it will be easily the biggest biography sale of the week and one of the big books for Christmas."


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