E-books outsell physical books on Amazon this Christmas

<p>Customers bought more Kindle e-books than physical books through Amazon for the first time on Christmas Day, the internet retailer has reported.</p><p>Earlier this year, <a href="../news/75633-more-e-books-needed-says-waterstones.html" target="_blank">Waterstone&#39;s revealed that last Christmas it had sold more e-books than physical books</a>. Neither firm has specified the number of units sold. </p><p>The Kindle has also become the most &quot;gifted&quot; item in Amazon&#39;s history, although the figures have not been mde public. </p><p>&quot;We are grateful to our customers for making Kindle the most gifted item ever in our history,&quot; said founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos. &quot;On behalf of Amazon.com employees around the world, we wish everyone happy holidays and happy reading.&quot;</p><p>On Christmas Eve, Amazon announced that <a href="../news/107913-random-house-uk-adds-titles-to-kindle.html" target="_blank">Random House UK had signed a deal to allow e-books to be sold internationally</a>. The Kindle store now includes over 390,000 books, including New York Times bestsellers and new releases. </p><p>The most-purchased book on Amazon.com between November 15th and December 19th was <em>Going Rogue</em> by Sarah Palin, followed by Dan Brown&#39;s <em>The Lost Symbol</em> and <em>The Help </em>by Kathryn Stockett.</p><p><br /><br /><br /> </p>