Steve Jobs biog boosts UK book sales

Martin Cloake
Steve Jobs book
Steve Jobs book

The biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has topped the UK book charts in its first week on sale, becoming one of the fastest selling hardback non-fiction books on record. That helped to boost book sales in Britain in a week when the half-term break also gave the children's market some momentum. A total of £32.5m was spent on printed books last week, up 2.9% week-on-week but down £3.4m (9.5%) on the same week last year.