Steve Jobs biography Amazon’s top seller for 2011


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 Walter Isaacson, 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. Rounding off the top 10 were ‘The Mill River Recluse’, a self-published Kindle novel by Darcie Chan, ‘In the Garden of the Beasts’ by Erik Larson, ‘A Dance with Dragons’ by George RR Martin, ‘The Paris Wife’ by Paula McLain and ‘The Litigators’ by John Grisham, ‘The Abbey’ by Chris Culver and ‘Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle)’ by Christopher Paolini.