Exclusive Steve Jobs book gifted to Apple employees floods eBay

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Last week, the Steve Jobs Archive was released as a free eBook that anyone can read either online in a browser, or downloaded in an eBook reader. The book told the late Steve Jobs's story through his own emails, interviews, and presentations, giving a bigger picture of the man himself. 

That same eBook was also released in a beautiful looking hard-back book and handed out to employees of Apple and Disney – who promptly put the book on eBay.

Selling for up to $1000

Apple handed out copies with the release of the eBook to select lucky employees, and the book arrived on the popular internet auction site not a few moments later. If you do a quick search for the Jobs archive on eBay, you'll find hundreds of copies of the book for sale, with prices ranging from $100, all the way up to $25,000. The latter feels slightly optimistic, but the lower ranges are perhaps a more realistic view of how much the book sells for.

Either way, as with most Apple limited-release items, it seems like 'Make Something Wonderful' will become a collector's item. After the sale of the first iPhone for $35,000, it shows that collectors are willing to pay a great deal of money for old or collectible Apple products.

You can still read the book online or download it from the Jobs Archive website. The book tells the story of Steve Jobs in a creative and delicate way. You'll learn about how Jobs saw the world, how he viewed Apple, and how he saw everyone's opportunity to change the world in their own small way. It's a great read and one that you don't have to spend $1000 to get a hold of – you can easily just download it to your best iPhone. Just don't expect the eBook to accrue value.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.