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How and Why to Give a Kindle Book as a Gift

How To Give a Kindle Book as a Gift – and why it’s a good idea

How and Why to Give a Kindle Book as a Gift
Why to give a Kindle Book as a Gift

Everyone knows that books make great gifts, and digital books are especially nice because they are:

  1. Inexpensive – most Kindle books are under $10. Some are much cheaper!
  2. Environmentally friendly – no physical production or transportation cost.
  3. Fast – forgot to shop in advance? Order online and have the gift delivered instantly. You can also schedule the delivery for later, if you are shopping early.
  4. Convenient – shop from home, in the proverbial pajamas.
  5. Abundant – you can find almost any title on Amazon.
  6. Easy to send – you only need the recipient’s email address.
  7. Free to deliver – you don’t have to pay postage.
  8. Clutter-free – many of us have plenty of “stuff” and limited bookshelf space.
  9. Personal – we share books that we think other people will like.
  10. Easy to read – you can read Kindle books on a tablet, phone or computer. Or even a Kindle.
  11. Returnable – if your recipient already has the book or is not interested, they can exchange it for an amazon gift card of the same value.
How to Give a Kindle Book as a Gift

Amazon has two options for gifting kindle books: they will send a personalized email and code directly to the recipient, or they will send it to you so you can print it out and deliver it yourself.

First, find the book you want to send. This is a good one!

How to give a kindle book as a gift

Click on the “Give as a gift” button.

How to give a kindle book as a gift

To send the gift directly to your recipient:

Your recipient’s email address does not have to be the one associated with their amazon kindle account. You can personalize the gift with a message.

How to give a kindle book as a gift

If you would like to send the gift later, you can select the delivery date from the drop-down menu.

How to send a kindle book as a gift

Be sure to preview your message.

How to give a kindle book as a gift

As with all of your own kindle purchases you will get the notification that your purchase is complete. Note that it does not say they emailed your gift to the recipient. It says they sent it to you. Don’t worry. If your gift was scheduled for immediate delivery, they sent it.  You will get a verification email.

How to give a kindle book as a gift

This is what your recipient’s email will look like:

How to give a kindle book as a gift

When they click on the link, they will be asked to sign into their amazon account. They will be sent to the the Kindle Gift Center window, where they enter (copy and paste) their gift claim code into the box.

How to give a kindle book as a gift

When they click on the “Go get your gift!” button, they get this page:

How to give a kindle book as a gift

After they click “Accept Kindle Gift”, the book will be in their kindle library and they get the usual page:

How to give a kindle book as a gift

You will get an email notifying you that the book has been claimed.

How to give a kindle book as a gift

You can also check your Amazon account, under Digital orders, to see if it has been claimed or not.

How to give a kindle book as a gift

To deliver it yourself:

If you want to give a Kindle book as a gift but add a more personal touch, you can have Amazon will send the email code to you.

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You can dress up your email by adding pictures or more text and then forwarding it to your gift recipient, or you can print it out and enclose it in a card for mailing.

How to give a kindle book as a gift

The rest of that process is the same as the first option.

It’s not hard to give a Kindle book as a gift… it only looks complex because I showed so many screen shots from the perspectives of both the giver and the recipient! The step-by-step instructions make it a very simple and quick process.

By the way…

A person could, of course, look up the price of the book on Amazon, but the price is not shown in the gift card or claim windows.  If the recipient does not want the book, they can exchange it for an Amazon gift card of the same value (in which case they would learn the value of the gift).

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Nativity Scene Christmas Lights giveaway

Christmas Lights ~ Enter to Win this Gorgeous Nativity Scene

 

Christmas Lights is finally here, and we have a great giveaway to share with our readers!

We like to celebrate our new releases this way, and it’s especially fitting during the holiday season. It was hard to find just the right prize, but we all fell in love with a handcrafted nativity scene we found on Etsy.com!
Isn’t it beautiful? This lovely backlit Christmas silhouette scene will be a favorite with children and grandchildren for years! Handmade in Ukraine, this nativity artist ships worldwide, so this giveaway is open to readers in all countries!

Nativity Scene Christmas Lights giveaway

Each of three pieces is 8″ tall, 20″ long and 5.5″ deep, so the complete set can cover a fireplace mantel or you can display the pieces separately. Use battery-operated votive candles or a string of lights to create a three-dimensional display of silhouette and shadows. Enter by October 23rd for a chance to win this gorgeous nativity scene. In addition, we will also be giving away two $5 Amazon gift cards – just in time for Christmas shopping!

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We think you will enjoy Christmas Lights. In a variety of genres, the four “light” reads in this novella collection will warm your heart and ignite your Christmas spirit! Most of all, we look forward to sharing the one true Light of Christmas with you.

Nativity Scene - Christmas Lights Giveaway

Christmas Lights ~ A Novella Collection

Vikki Kestell is the author of the acclaimed inspirational series, A Prairie Heritage, a compelling saga of family, faith, and great courage. Vikki’s contribution to this collection, The Heart of Joy, asks, “Can true, enduring love happen twice in a lifetime?”

Cathe Swanson: Author of contemporary mystery and romantic suspense, Cathe brings us Snow Angels. This debut novel is an entertaining companion novella and introduction to her upcoming Great Lakes series.

April Hayman: Author of Heirlooms of Deception series, debuts with Trip the Light Fantastic. This novella features mystery, humor, and “divine intervention.”

Chautona Havig: As the author of the Amazon bestselling Aggie’s Inheritance, Past Forward, and HearthLand series, Chautona brings humor, stalkings, and stockings to this collection with Christmas Stalkings.

Enter Below to Win the Handcrafted Nativity Scene

Nativity Scene - Christmas Lights giveaway

This is going to be a popular prize, so enter soon! No purchase is necessary to enter the giveaway, but there are easy ways to improve your chances of winning. Just follow the prompts in the promosimple form!