With Christmas right around the corner and my awesome fundraiser for Convoy of Hope (see here for more details), you all may be wondering how you are ever going to be able to send e-books as gifts (mine would make REALLY great gifts!). I mean, it’s easy to figure out how to buy a paperback or hardback copy of a book and wrap it and send it off to Uncle Mark or Aunt Vicky. But e-books? How do you buy something online, then send it to someone else online?
Well, this amazing website complete with video instructions is here to tell you how! They have details instructions on how to send e-books for pretty much every type of device imaginable. Since I own a Kindle, I know how to gift Kindle books from Amazon. Go to the website, find the Kindle book you want (to gift, not for yourself! Unless you want to buy one for you and one for a friend, that’s fine LOL), then simply click the big yellow button that says Give as a Gift. There’s even a little bow on the side of the button.
Now, to send e-books as gifts (at least through Amazon), you need to know the e-mail address of the recipient. If you don’t know it, then you will probably have to resort to stealthy methods to get this so you don’t ruin the surprise. It will most likely involve a glass cutter, wire cutters in case there’s an alarm, cammo clothing, black face paint, and maybe some duct tape in case recipient comes into the room while you are trying to get into their computer to find their e-mail… *cue Mission Impossible music*
Or you could always just ask someone that knows the recipient. But it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun as a nightly computer raid.
So if you know someone that is getting a brand-new Nook, Kindle Fire (SQUEEEEEEEEE!), or other reading device for Christmas, what better gift than a bunch of e-books to brighten their new reading device? And my e-books are only $2.99. So that means you can buy several of my books for the same price as a paperback. So you could potentially buy a lucky someone three or four books for their new Kindle or Nook