“The launch of the Steve Jobs biography in China drew thousands of shoppers, emptying most of Chinese book shops’ inventory and guess what, all 250,000 Chinese edition copies of Jobs’ authorized biography are sold within a day of its release,” Chris Chang reports for M.I.C. Gadget.
“We found lots of photos and videos posted online showing crowds waiting outside bookstores in much the same way they do for new product releases outside Apple’s official stores in Shanghai and Beijing,” Chang reports. “It’s unbelievable, many eager Apple fans went to the bookstores early in the morning and queued up in front the bookstores to get a copy of the book detailing the life of the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.”
Chang reports, “At Shanghai’s largest bookstore, we see people stood in line for hours to get their hands on a copy with the entire stock of 1,000 books, priced at 68 yuan ($11) each, selling out by midday…”
Read more, and see the videos, in the full article here.
[Attribution: TUAW. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]