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‘Steve Jobs’ tops Amazon’s list of 10 best-selling books of 2011

December 12, 2011 |  8:53 am

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Amazon.com on Monday announced its best-selling books of the year, and -- no surprise -- Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple visionary Steve Jobs landed in the No. 1 spot.

The online retail giant's list combined its sales of print and Kindle editions and took into account only paid copies. Books first published before 2011 were excluded.

Amazon noted that two books -- "The Mill River Recluse" by Darcie Chan (#4) and "The Abbey" by Chris Culver (#9) -- were published by Kindle Direct Publishing and made the top 10 based solely on Kindle sales.

"Steve Jobs" topped the list even though it was published just two months ago. Sales of the book "have been phenomenal in both formats," said Chris Schluep, senior editor of books at Amazon, said  that even though "Steve Jobs" was published just two months ago, sales "have been phenomenal in both formats." 

Here's the complete list: 

1. "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson

2. "Bossypants" by Tina Fey

3. "A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard

4. "The Mill River Recluse" by Darcie Chan

5. "In the Garden of the Beasts" by Erik Larson

6. "A Dance with Dragons" by George R.R. Martin

7. "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain

8. "The Litigators" by John Grisham

9. "The Abbey" by Chris Culver

10. "Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle)" by Christopher Paolini

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-- Andrea Chang

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

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