Musk biopic tops pre-release sales charts – E24

Musk biopic tops pre-release sales charts – E24

The book about Elon Musk is already a bestseller on the world’s largest online bookstore, Amazon.


On Tuesday, September 12, Walter Isaacson’s biography of entrepreneur Elon Musk will be released worldwide.

The book, which bears the same name as the main character, has already made headlines and topped the bestseller list on online giant Amazon – several days before its release.

On the website of the second largest bookstore in the United States, Barnes & Noble, “Elon Musk” is currently ranked 17th.

Waiting at the top of the list

Back home, publishing giant Cappelen Damm acquired the copyright.

The Norwegian edition has a first printing of 5,000 copies, communications director Ton Hansen tells E24.

She did not mention sales figures or the amount the publisher paid for the rights, but she says the book is expected to reach the top.

– This is a book that we expect to enter the bestseller list, not only in Norway, but all over the world.

Musk appears to be freshly cut on the cover of the book.

Triumph and turmoil

The 688-page book is a “revealing inside story” in which author Walter Isaacson follows Musk for two full years, according to US publisher Simon & Schuster.

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Among other things, the book will contain descriptions of Musk’s turbulent childhood in South Africa and “remarkable stories of triumph and turmoil.”

Isaacson has previously written biographies of Apple founder Steve Jobs and father of the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein, to name a few.

On Sunday, he posted images from the book on Twitter/X:

Meanwhile, Musk’s social media was filled with memes of the hashtag #ElonWarCriminal.

The background is that the founder of Tesla and SpaceX gave the order to shut down the Starlink network near Crimea last year, according to the biography, to stop a Ukrainian attack on Russian naval vessels.

Musk later tweeted that he had not turned off the web, but refused to turn it on.

Hanisi Anenih

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