John Wiley & Sons, publisher of the infamous “For Dummies” tech books, is slated to release an unauthorized biography on Steve Jobs — “iCon Steve Jobs : The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business” — and The Steve is not liking it a bit. So in retaliation Apple is pulling all books published by Wiley from the shelves at Apple Stores across the country.
That sounds like a bit of a drastic reaction, but I doubt it’ll have a huge impact on Wiley: Bob LeVitus, author of many Mac-centric Wiley books, said in an interview with The Mac Observer, “It stinks. I’m sad that Mac users won’t find my books at the Apple Store. At the same time I’m tickled that Wiley did the right thing in spite of the pressure. Since Amazon.com, Borders, Barnes & Noble, WalMart and many other fine booksellers carry my books and have lower prices, I don’t expect to lose many sales (or much sleep) over the whole sordid affair.”