Steve Jobs can still sell much, much more than just iPads, iPhones, and iPods: he can also sell books, and a lot of them.
According to data published by BookScan US, the biography written by Walter Isaacson sold 379.000 copies in its first seven days after it hit the shelves in the US alone. The $35 dollar book published by Simon & Schuster sold 3 times more copies than this week’s second place, John Grisham’s The Litigators, and eight times more than 3rd place.
Also, despite being for sale for only six days, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is already the 18th best selling book of the year, and it will definitely move a lot, lot higher this month alone.
The 656-page biography has received some mixed reviews, as most believe it puts too much accent on some parts of his life, while not doing others justice. Either way, almost four hundred thousand people wanted to find out more about Steve Jobs in the first week after his biography was published.