苹果创始人乔布斯于10月5日去世，引发世界范围悼念狂潮，出版商Simon & Schuster 于是决定将传记的出版日期从11月21日提前至本周一。好莱坞各家也争先抢要此书的电影改编权，最后被索尼影业抢得先机。
The Steve Jobs biography has debuted at the top of the charts, and you can expect it to stay there for a long time.
Though official book sales figures from Nielsen will not be released for more than a week, "Steve Jobs" is already No. 1 on the Kindle bestseller list, the Nook bestseller list and the Apple iBookstore chart.
The authorized biography, written by Walter Isaacson, appeared in book stores yesterday, and the print and versions is already No. 1 on Amazon.com.
Industry analysts expect it to stay there for some time, and Amazon spokesperson Brittany Turner already told Reuters it could be the top-selling book of the year.
The October 5 death of the enigmatic Apple co-founder has prompted an outpouring of grief and testimonials, spurring publisher Simon & Schuster to move up the book's release from November 21 to Monday.
Isaacson, the former managing editor of Time magazine, has been on a whirlwind publicity tour, appearing on everything from CBS' "60 Minutes" to NPR's "Fresh Air."
Worldwide interest in Jobs' death also sped up Hollywood's pursuit of the book rights, which Sony snagged.
The genesis of the book dates to 2004, when Jobs asked Isaacson to writer his biography. Isaacson first turned it down, but then reconsidered given Jobs' deteriorating health.