Fifty Shades Freed most popular book on Amazon

London - E.L. James' erotic romance novel Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy was the best-selling book on Amazon this year, followed by the thriller Gone Girl, the online retailer said.

“This was truly the year of the billionaire bad boy in romance,” said Sara Nelson, editorial director of books and Kindle at

Success: Tablets such as the Kindle and the increased access to the internet, has made publiucation of books easier than ever. Credit: AFP

“While E.L. James published the first two books in her Fifty Shades trilogy in 2011, so they aren't eligible for our 2012 list, the series really took off this year and propelled the third installment and the omnibus edition onto our Top 10 list,” she added in a statement.

Sylvia Day's Bared To You: A Crossfire Novel came in at No.4 and No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account Of The Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen was fifth.

Day had two novels in Amazon's Top 10: Reflected In You: A Crossfire Novel captured the seventh spot, just ahead of John Grisham's The Racketeer and William Landay's Defending Jacob: A Novel.

The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire) by Jennifer Probst was No. 6 and David Baldacci's The Innocent rounded out the Top 10. - Reuters