The biography of Apple Inc.'s co-founder Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, broke a record of sales after being released weeks after the death of the iconic tech executive.

The book sold 379,000 copies in the United States during its first week on sale -- the biggest weekly amount in this country since the debut of George W. Bush’s “Decision Points” and Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth,” according to a report in The Bookseller.

The electronic version of the book immediately topped e-book charts upon its release. In charts of the Kindle Store and Amazon it remains at the top.

The book sells for $17.88 and for $16.99 on its electronic version.