A biography about Apple icon Steve Jobs has reportedly soared to the top of the best-seller list, according to Nielson BookScan, a leading global consumer trend monitoring group.
As reported by Reuters, the book, which is titled Steve Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson and published by Simon & Schuster, has sold three times as many copies than the next best-selling book, John Grisham’s The Litigators.
Since its release on Oct. 24, Steve Jobs has sold 379,000 copies and has become one of the year's 20 best-sellers.
Reportedly, not since the release of former President George W. Bush’s autobiography Decision Points and Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, which both sold more than 400,000 copies in their first week in November of 2010, has a book sold more copies in a week.
The book which was released on Apple’s iBooks online store and Amazon’s Kindle a day prior to hitting store shelves, is 571 pages long. The book is now listed on Amazon Best Books of the Month, and the online book store expects Steve Jobs to be its top seller of the year. It is reported that Sony has acquired film rights to the book.
The former Apple CEO, who died on Oct. 5, has apparently earned the fabled Midas touch, or Midas influence, even in death. Soon after his passing, it was reported by TMZ that the company which made the tech innovator's favorite sweaters had increased the sale of its product.
A representative from the St. Croix clothing brand said that as soon as news broke that Jobs had passed, their mock turtlenecks flew off the shelves. The rep said that St. Croix has seen an "almost 100% increase in sales."
The company is apparently so grateful to Jobs that it is planning a memorial for the Apple Icon, when it decides on an appropriate tribute.
"We have a great respect for everything he did and we're glad he believed in our American-made product," said the company representative.
Jobs's sister, sister Mona Simpson, had a tribute published to her late brother in The New York Times in which she reveals the tech giant's final words on his death bed.
According to Simpson, Jobs's last words were: "OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW," leaving many to speculate what Jobs might have been referring to in the moments before he passed away.