Kindle Is Most Gifted Item In Amazon History


Yup, even more than the Furby and the Tickle-Me Elmo, according to a Saturday press release from Amazon, the Kindle is the most Gifted item in Amazon history. To confirm the report, eBookNewser has called every single reported Kindle buyer. Just kidding.

On the same day, Amazon also announced that “On Christmas Day, for the first time ever, customers purchased more Kindle books than physical books.” And, in the same press release, Amazon also offers this fun fact: “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 Mt. Everest.” Something about that is horrendously creepy.

And once again, Amazon seems to have beat out Barnes & Noble at preparedness–no content server trouble here.