Residents of Grise Fiord, North of the Arctic Circle, ordered "Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul" from

The Kindle eReader is now Amazon’s best-selling product, even outselling book seven of the Harry Potter Series. In other Amazon news, on November 29, sold 158 items a second. A few of those items, including “Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul,” were shipped to really remote places, including the hamlet of Grise Fiord, north of the Arctic Circle in Canada.

Other fun facts:

  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” was the most purchased Kindle book on Christmas Day.
  • “The Dork Diaries” saw the greatest gain in popularity on Christmas Day and is in the top 500 Kindle books.
  • An Apple Mac Mini was ordered at 1:41 p.m. on Christmas Eve and delivered early that evening by local express delivery.
  • Amazon customers purchased so many pairs of jeans that if you folded each pair and stacked them on top of each other, the height would be the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
  • Amazon customers purchased enough Kyjen Hide-a-Squirrels to hide one toy squirrel everyday for the next 100 years.’s holiday bestsellers (Nov. 14 through Dec. 19), were as follows:

  • Electronics: Kindle (Wi-Fi); Kindle 3G; and Apple iPod touch 8GB
  • Toys: Scrabble Flash Cubes; Qwirkle Board Game; and LEGO Ultimate Building Set
  • Video Games and Hardware: Call of Duty: Black Ops; Just Dance 2; and Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Sports & Outdoors: Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set; Razor A Kick Scooter; and Power Balance Silicone Wristband
  • Movies: “Inception”; “The Blind Side”; and “Toy Story 3”
  • Kindle Books: “The Confession: A Novel” by John Grisham; “Decision Points” by George Bush; and “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Amazon MP3: “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Kanye West; “The 99 Most Essential Christmas Masterpieces” (Amazon Exclusive) by various artists; and “Born Free” by Kid Rock
  • Watches: Timex Women’s Sports Digital Watch; Timex Kids’ My First Outdoor Black Fast Wrap Watch; and Casio Men’s G-Shock Classic Digital Watch
  • Beauty: Philosophy Limited Edition Hope in a Jar; Philosophy Peppermint Bark Duo; and Burt’s Bees Essential Body Kit
  • Home, Garden & Pets: Swarovski 2010 Annual Edition Crystal Snowflake Ornament; Cuisinart SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender; and Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler
  • Clothing & Accessories: Levi’s Men’s 501 Jean; Levi’s Men 550 Relaxed Fit Jean; and Levi’s Men’s 505 Regular Straight Fit Jean
  • Shoes and Handbags: UGG Australia Women’s Classic Short Boots; Red Large Vicky Giraffe Print Faux Leather Satchel Bag; and BEARPAW Women’s Eva 10″ Boot
  • Health & Personal Care: Philips Norelco Men’s Shaving System; Omron Digital Pocket Pedometer; and Philips Sonicare Essence Power Toothbrush
  • Home Improvement: Black & Decker Ratcheting ReadyWrench; Striker Magnetic LED Light-Mine Flashlight; and Rockwell Jawhorse
  • Automotive Parts & Accessories: Battery Tender Junior; Wagan Heated Seat Cushion; and Michelin Digital Programmable Tire Gauge
  • Baby: Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes; Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light, Turtle; and Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
  • Software: Anime Studio Debut 7; Manga Studio Debut 4; and Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
  • Grocery: Coffee People Donut Shop K-Cups for Keurig Brewers; Vita Coco 100% Pure Coconut Water; and Numi Tea Bamboo Flowering Tea Gift Set
  • Wireless: Samsung Captivate Android Phone (AT&T); HTC DROID INCREDIBLE Android Phone (Verizon Wireless); and Motorola DROID X Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
  • Frustration-Free Packaging: Transcend 4 GB Class Flash Memory Card; Fujifilm FinePix 12.2 MP Digital Camera; and Coffee People Donut Shop K-Cups for Keurig Brewers

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