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Steve Jobs biography is the top-selling book in the country

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Walter Isaacson's biography "Steve Jobs" is the most popular book in the nation. According to reports, Neilsen BookScan shows that 379,000 copies have been sold.

Initially scheduled to be published in 2012 with the title "iSteve," plans for the book changed as Jobs' health was declining. Simon & Schuster changed the title and moved up the publication date. The book officially hit shelves on Oct. 24, less than three weeks after Jobs' death on Oct. 5.

"Fueled by intense interest in the late tech visionary's life and career," CNN writes, "the biography arrived on a wave of publicity, including appearances by Isaacson on CBS's '60 Minutes' and CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight.'"

Sales of the Jobs biography are the largest of any single book since November 2010, the Bookseller reports. However, it didn't quite catch up to last year's big sellers, when George W. Bush's memoir, "Decision Points," and Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth" both sold more than 430,000 copies.

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-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Copies of "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson at a Costco in Moutain View, Calif. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press

 
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