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Steve Jobs biography hits bookshelves

10-26-2011 08:57 BJT

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhuanet) -- Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and former CEO, may be one of the great men who will still be influential after their deaths.

The new biography of Steve Jobs is likely to be the top-selling book 2011 of Inc, an online book retailer, according to Amazon spokeswoman Brittany Turner Monday.

"It could very likely be our top-selling book of the year," Turner said in a statement cited by the Reuters.

Steve Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson, former Time magazine managing editor, was landed on shelves in bookstores Monday.

Photo taken on Oct. 24, 2011 shows blessing notes on an advertisement board of the authorized biography titled "Steve Jobs" at a book store in Shanghai, east China. The book, written by biographer Walter Isaacson, emerged from scores of interviews with Jobs and his relatives, friends, colleagues and competitors. Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died early this month at the age of 56, after a long battle with cancer and other health issues. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

But its digital version was reported to be released late on Sunday on Apple's iBooks online store and Amazon's Kindle eBook store.

Since its release, the biography, both electronic and physical versions, has performed very well in Amazon.

It is the best-selling book on and the top-selling electronic book on the Kindle as well.

According to the Reuters, Isaacson was asked by Jobs to consider writing a biography for Apple's former CEO in 2004, when Jobs was going to be operated on for pancreatic cancer.

Then Isaacson had more than 40 exclusive interviews with Steve Jobs. The last such interview was on October 5, one week before the giant's death.

Copies of the new biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson are displayed at a bookstore in New York October 24, 2011. The biography hit bookstores on Monday, but was released earlier-than-expected on Apple's iBooks and's Kindle late Sunday. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)



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