Apple Pulls Wiley Books From Store Shelves

Greg Sandoval, reporting for the AP:

Apple Computer Inc. has retaliated against the publisher of an upcoming unauthorized biography about chief executive Steve Jobs by removing dozens of other technology books sold by the publisher from Apple stores around the world.

Apple removed the books last week from all 104 of its stores after failing in a monthlong attempt to persuade John Wiley & Sons not to release iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business, which is to go on sale within the next six weeks, the publisher said.

The book is co-authored by Jeffrey Young, who 20 years ago wrote The Journey Is the Reward, a highly unflattering, tabloid-style Jobs biography.

Among the Wiley books pulled from Apple’s stores are Andy Ihnatko’s, which is a shame.

Tuesday, 26 April 2005