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Amazon Kindles now offer e-book gifting feature

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Nov 2010 15:55 User comments (3)

Amazon Kindles now offer e-book gifting feature Amazon Kindle owners can now "gift" their Kindle e-books, passing the digital copies over to friends or family.
"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," adds Russ Grandinetti, Amazon Kindle VP.

Open the Kindle Store, find the book you want to gift, and hit the "Give as a Gift" option, which will send the e-book to your friend's e-mail address.

The option should help the Kindle close the gap on the feature, which the Barnes & Noble Nook and other competing e-readers have had for months.

While not dedicated, the popular Apple iPad tablet also offers a full e-book store.

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3 user comments

120.11.2010 18:32

Digital gifting. I want that on steam.

220.11.2010 21:28

It's a nice feature, but still needs some improvement. Probably the main thing that is lacking is delayed gifting - currently it is immediate, so if you want to gift someone a book for Christmas they are going to get it today.

KSib, Steam already offers gifting.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?p_faqid=549

326.11.2010 15:39

Finally, I can send a ebook to a friend of mine so that she can read the book before the end of the year.

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