Pirated Steve Jobs biography selling like hotcakes in China
Shanghai, Nov 9(ANI): Pirated copies of Walter Isaacson's biography of former Apple Inc. chief Steve Jobs are making brisk business all across China.
According to China Daily, the pirated copies surfaced in Shanghai within 10 days of the regular version hitting the stores, and are being sold at 10 yuan each compared to the 68 yuan charged at bookstores.
Pirated English editions are selling at around 30 yuan each, compared to the 200-yuan-plus price charged by online stores.
A peddler outside the Hengshan Subway Station said that the biography sold like hotcakes, as readers are keen to know more about the American businessman and visionary widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution.
"The English version, priced at 35 yuan a copy, sold better than the Chinese version," the man said. (ANI)
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