WASHINGTON: ” Steve Jobs”, the only authorised biography of the late Apple co-founder, has climbed to the top of Amazon.com’s best-selling books for 2011.
The book was released in October, Xinhua reported. The 56-year-old Jobs died Oct 5 after a long battle with cancer.
Amazon.com, however, did not give the exact sales numbers.
According to earlier data from Nielsen BookScan, the book sold around 383,000 copies in its first week of release in the US.
The biography has become the bestselling electronic title in Brazil. In Taiwan, orders for the book reportedly surpassed previous bestsellers.
Sony Pictures has reportedly acquired the rights for a film based on the book. Aaron Sorkin, an Academy and Emmy award winning screenwriter, whose works include “A Few Good Men”, “The West Wing” and “The Social Network”, said he has been asked and was strongly considering taking on the screenplay.
Noah Wyle, who played Jobs in the 1999 film “Pirates of Silicon Valley”, as well as George Clooney are reportedly running to play the technology icon in the film.
The biography, based on interviews with Jobs, his family members, friends, colleagues and business rivals, is written by former managing editor of Time magazine Walter Isaacson, who has also written biographies of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin.