Amazon.co.uk has begun selling software through its Web site.

Like it’s book and video stores, the software area will feature customer reviews and editor’s recommendations. The company will offer a pre-order service for unreleased titles.

The Amazon Software store offers products for the home and small office, education and reference, professional and specialist, and lifestyle and hobbies areas. The store also offers a selection of accessories and peripherals.

In a statement, Steve Frazier, managing director of Amazon.co.uk, said: "Our massive selection of specialist Macintosh titles will mean an end to long and frustrating searches for hard to find titles - we’ve got everything."