Ever since the release of the biography,Steve Jobs, on October 25,the book has become the most sought after novel across the city. It provides glimpses into the personal life of the 56-year-old technology cult figure who passed away on October 5 in California. The book,written by Walter Isaacson,has already become a global bestseller and is a hit at websites like Amazon.com.
Ever since the book came out on shelves,we have sold 544 copies across the 15 stores in the city. In fact,anticipating the rise in demand,we had already stocked up. Even now the book is highly in demand. And people,mostly youngsters,are actually lining up to buy it, said Sharan Biradar,general manager,Crossword,Pune.
The book was originally scheduled to be launched on November 21 but was re-scheduled for an October launch to capitalise on the buzz after his demise. The portal Flipkart.com had opened up its pre-order booking almost a month in advance to the books launch. The sale of the book has been very good. Even after the books launch,readers are buying the book online, said a Flipkart employee.
The book was written over a two-year period and is based on material from 40 interviews with Jobs and his friends. It also includes pictures of Jobs captured by his close friend,the American photographer Diana Walker.
We have sold close to 600 copies ever since its launch. The book has been doing very well not just in Pune but across the country, said an employee of Landmark Pune.
The 656-page biography is available in hardbound versions priced at Rs 799 each. It is also available in audio and e-book formats abroad,but there has been no word of them being available here. The book will be released in Marathi on November 8. We wanted to release it earlier but there were some issues with the translation, said Biradar.