Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and former CEO, may be one of the great men who will still be influential after their deaths.
People line up beside copies of the authorized biography Steve Jobs at a bookstore in Nanjing city, Jiangsu province, Oct 24, 2011. [Photo/CFP]
The new biography of Steve Jobs is likely to be the top-selling book 2011 of Amazon.com 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.
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 Amazon.com 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.