While still not revealing actual numbers, online-only seller Amazon has proudly revealed that the Kindle ebook reader has broken all previous records to officially become the most gifted item ever available on Amazon.com.
Reportedly, the e-book sales have outnumbered the sale of real books, and 9.5 million Kindle e-books were ordered on Dec. 14, which amounts to 110 e-books being ordered every second.
Jeff Bezos, the chief executive officer and founder of Amazon says, “We are grateful to our customers for making Kindle the most gifted item ever in our history.”
“The Kindle Store includes over 390,000 books and the largest selections of the most popular books people want to read, including New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases,” he adds.
E-books are very affordable and also cheaper than real books. Market analysts are assuming a further dip in the prices, now that Barnes & Noble’s competing Nook e-reader is also in the market.
“If all the computers customers purchased this holiday were stacked one on top of the other, they would be more than twice as high as Mount Everest,” reports Amazon.com in its press release issued last evening. The last Local Express Delivery order that was delivered in time for Christmas, was placed by a Prime member and went to Seattle. It was a Kindle that was ordered a