It’s been a bumper year for eBooks. As more and more readers hit the shelves at more and more competitive price points, reading a tome via e-ink screen has gone from novelty idea to genuine, tree-saving alternative. The good news continues today, as word’s filtered through to T3 that eBooks have outsold paper books for the first time this Christmas – according to Amazon.com.
More people bought Kindle books than physical ones on Christmas day, making it the "most gifted item in Amazon’s history", although there is no indication yet on whether the value of eBooks sold is also higher.
– T3’s eBook contenders to the Amazon Kindle
Amazon also claimed the Kindle was one of its highest selling electronics items alongside the iPod.
"We are grateful to our customers for making Kindle the most gifted item ever in our history," said Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com. So are half the world’s trees, no doubt.
Link: Via Tech Radar