Dont you think some of the sales were hurt though by the fact that time/newsweek/rolling stone all had 15 page comprehensive bios.
I don't know, I see them as apples (oy, no pun intended) and oranges. Magazines are disposable to me. And might whet my appetite for the book. But why bother with the articles if CNN, 60 Minutes, and countless other television shows also told the man's life story? Hell, even TNT aired The Pirates of Silicon Valley
a day or two after his death was made public.
I'd rather have the book. Feels more personal to me. More substantial.
But I can see where you're coming from.