In the first week of sales, George W. Bush's book Decision Points sold better than Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography. Selling 379,000 copies in just seven days, Steve Jobs sold better than any other book since last November, when both Bush's Decision Points and Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, which each sold more that 430,000 copies in their first seven days on sale, reports The Book Seller's Philip Stone. Perhaps one had to do with the other? The anticipation for the Jobs book after his death pushed the release date up from a November release date to October 24. First day sales did so well, that Reuters speculated it would make Amazon's best-seller of 2011 list. The book's doing well. But looks like America appreciates stories of wimps over visionaries.
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