Coming just in time for the holidays, Amazon is now letting you gift Kindle e-books. Starting today you can send anyone with an email address an e-book as a gift instead of sending them an Amazon gift card.
When you gift an e-book, the person on the receiving end will be able to read their book on a Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, or Windows 7 device. Of course, if they own a Kindle reader they will be able to read the book on that, too.
“We are thrilled to make it easier than ever for our customers to give their favorite Kindle book to a friend or family member as a gift,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “We’re making this functionality available in time for the holidays to offer an easy, stress free holiday shopping option for anyone – not just Kindle owners.”
To give a Kindle Book as a gift, you simply need to choose a book in the Kindle Store, then select the “Give as a Gift” option. Notifications of Kindle Books gifts are delivered instantly via e-mail and the recipient redeems the gift in the Kindle Store to read on any Kindle or free Kindle app.
You can read more about giving Kindle books on the Amazon website.
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