Steve Jobs biography Amazon's top seller for 2011

Dec 12, 2011
A copy of the biography of late Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs is displayed at a bookstore store in October.The biography was Amazon's best-selling book this year despite hitting store shelves and electronic readers only in late October, Amazon said Monday.

A biography of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was Amazon's best-selling book this year despite hitting store shelves and electronic readers only in late October, Amazon said Monday.

"Steve Jobs" by , which went on sale on October 24, less than three weeks after Job's death, topped the list of Amazon top-selling books for 2011, print and Kindle editions combined, the Seattle-based company said.

"Even though it was published in October, the sales have been phenomenal in both formats," said Chris Schluep, Amazon's senior editor of books.

Next on the list was "Bossypants" by comedian Tina Fey and "A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard, a California girl who was kidnapped as a child and held for nearly two decades.

Number four on the top 10 list was "The Mill River Recluse," a self-published Kindle novel by Darcie Chan.

"In the Garden of the Beasts" by Erik Larson was next, followed by "A Dance with Dragons" by George R.R. Martin, "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain and "The Litigators" by .

Another self-published Kindle book, "The Abbey" by Chris Culver, was number nine on the list while "Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle)" by Christopher Paolini rounded out the top 10.

Amazon did not release exact sales figures for the titles.

Explore further: Alibaba surges in Wall Street debut

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Amazon opens Spanish, Italian Kindle stores

Dec 01, 2011

Amazon began offering digital books in Spanish and Italian for the Kindle on Thursday and selling Spanish- and Italian-language versions of the electronic book reader.

Recommended for you

Alibaba surges in Wall Street debut

13 hours ago

A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher Friday as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut.

Alibaba makes Wall Street debut

18 hours ago

Alibaba made its long-awaited Wall Street debut Friday on the heels of a record stock offering that opens the door to global expansion for the Chinese online retail giant.

Alibaba IPO to boost employee fortunes to $8 bn

21 hours ago

Employees of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will see their fortunes swell to nearly $8 billion as the company prepares a massive US stock offering that could be valued at $25 billion.

Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale

Sep 19, 2014

When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was ...

User comments : 0