Walter Isaacson’s biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold 379,000 copies in the US in its first week on bookshop shelves, BookScan US data has revealed.
Data from BookScan US revealed that Walter Isaacson’s book, entitled “Steve Jobs,” sold a total of 379,000 copies in its first week in America, according to TheBookseller.com. It outsold the next-best selling title, “The Litigators” by John Grisham, by more than three to one.
The $35 publication, published by Simon & Schuster in the US, outsold the next bestselling book of the week, and outsold the second most popular non-fiction work, journalist Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln (Henry Holt), by almost eight copies to one.
Walter Isaacson’s 656-page biography scored the biggest week of sales for any book in the US since November last year, when Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (Amulet) and George W Bush’s Decision Points (Crown) both sold more than 430,000 copies at US booksellers in the seven days to 13th November.Stay tuned with us for more breaking news. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and check out our RSS for quick reference.