The new Steve Jobs books is completely free, but charlatans on eBay are claiming to have special hardback editions that they will sell you for up to $25,000.
It’s called “Make Something Wonderful” and it isn’t subtitled “Before Someone Rips It Off,” but it might as well have been. The book is a collection of writing by Steve Jobs, taken from speeches and emails, and compiled with clearly loving care by the Steve Jobs Archive.
This is indeed a special book, but the Archive has explicitly released it for free, in order to have it be read as widely as possible.
There is no limited edition. There is no hardback printed edition at all. All of these sellers are probably using print-on-demand services, assuming they aren’t just going to scam the buyer out of the purchase price.
Consequently, there isn’t the remotest reason to pay, at present, from $100, all the way up to $25,000. It’s not clear whether the $25,000 version includes shipping.