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How you can give a Kindle book as a gift

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If you are a procrastinator you wait too long to order a book as a gift. You could substitute something else but if the recipient is someone that really loves reading and has migrated from paper to e-reading you have an option. Amazon.com allows you to order a Kindle book and gift it to someone else.

The only requirements are that you have the email address for the recipient and the recipient needs to have either the Kindle e-reader or the Kindle app, which is free and can be installed on most personal computers and tablets.

The process is extremely easy and fast. It can even be done on the special day, even if it is Christmas, Easter or some other holiday when brick and mortar stores are closed. Note that it applies to most, but not all, books. Amazon does not allow free books to be gifted but then again, why would you be giving a free book as a gift?

Here are the six easy steps:

  1. Start at the Kindle Store by selecting the book from the millions of titles available.
  2. On the product detail page, click the “Give as a Gift” button.
  3. Enter the e-mail address of the gift recipient.
  4. Enter the date you want the book to be delivered. This allows you to have it delivered on their birthday, anniversary, retirement, or holiday.
  5. Enter a gift message. This is optional, but a very thoughtful touch.
  6. Click the Place your order” button to finish your gift purchase.

If for some reason the recipient does not receive the email link to download the book, you can redeliver what you've purchased by going to “Your Digital Orders” in “Your Account”. From the “Order Summary” page click the “Resend E-mail”.“

Amazon does caution that recipients in other countries might not be able to receive the book because of copyright laws but Detroit shoppers are safe ordering books for friends and family in the United States and Canada. For all other locations it is best to verify first.

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