SAN FRANCISCO - "Steve Jobs," the only authorized biography of the Apple co-founder, has sold around 379, 000 copies in the United States in its first week of publication, making it one of the best selling titles this year.
Although not a record-breaker, the biography still outsold the next bestselling book of the week by three times, already making it the 18th bestselling book of the year in the US, according to numbers from Nielsen BookScan via thebookseller.com.
The book also scored the biggest week of sales for any book in the US since last November.
According to the data, the book also soared to the top of the bestseller charts in Britain.
Nielsen BookScan, a data provider for the book publishing industry, uses point-of-sale data from some 12,000 retail locations across the US as well as online and e-book retailers.
The biography, written by former managing editor of Time magazine Walter Isaacson, was granted with Jobs' full cooperation even in his final days.
On its first day of public availability, Amazon.com, the world' s largest online retailer, said the book is on pace to outsell every other book sold by the company and may become the top selling book of 2011.