How to Give the Gift of Ebooks

Hello, everyone!

Many people have emailed me asking how they might be able to give ebook titles as gifts this holiday season. Below is a guide to the various retailers with steps on how to purchase a title for that special someone on your list. We've also included some helpful ideas for those who deserve coal in their stockings.

Best,

Jay Hartman
Editor-in-Chief
Untreed Reads Publishing
http://www.untreedreads.com
http://store.untreedreads.com

AMAZON 

Purchasing from Amazon means your recipient either has a Kindle or uses the Kindle app on their computer or device

1. Find the title on Amazon.

2. In the green box on the right of the title's detail page, you'll see a button marked "Give as Gift."

3. Log into your account (if you're not already) and enter the recipient information.

4. You're done! Celebrate with eggnog! A LOT of eggnog. If your in-laws are visiting, skip the eggnog and just drink the alcohol. If the in-laws are particularly bad, spike their eggnog with NyQuil.

BARNES AND NOBLE

Purchases from B&N will NOT work on any Amazon devices or apps, but will work on every other device/computer.

1. Find the title on Barnesanoble.com.

2. On the title's detail page, directly to the right of the big orange "Buy Now" button is a small link that says "Buy As Gift." Click the link.

3. Log into your account (if you're not already) and enter the recipient information.

4. You're done! Eat an entire gingerbread house and blame it on the dog.

APPLE

Purchases from Apple will not work on any Amazon devices or apps, but work perfectly on any Apple device or Apple computer.

1. Find the title in Apple's iBookstore or by searching the iTunes Store.

2. Underneath the cover image on the title's description page will be the price and a little drop-down arrow. Click the arrow and choose "Gift this Book."

3. Log into your account (if you're not already) and enter the recipient information.

4. You're done! Shake all the presents under the tree to figure out what you're getting/returning.

ALLROMANCEEBOOKS.com/OMNILIT.com

The recipient gets to choose which format they'd like to receive: PDF, EPUB or Kindle.

1. Find the title on the site.

2. On the title's description page, in the block that lists the price of the book, choose the button with the present images that says "Gift."

3. Follow the checkout process and the instructions for notifying your recipient.

4. You're done! Sneak over to your neighbor's house and gently unscrew one bulb from their strand (but leave it in) and watch the lights go out. When they finally figure out which bulb isn't in all the way, you'll have had hours of enjoyment. That'll teach them for coming over with their nasty comments about your dog pooping in their yard.

KOBOBOOKS.com

Purchases from Kobo will NOT work on any Amazon devices or apps, but will work on every other device/computer.

1. It isn't possible to gift individual titles, however you can buy an electronic gift certificate by going to http://www.kobo.com/egiftcards

2. Fill out the information requested.

3. You're done! For that person who has everything and brags about it, give them an empty box to put it all in.

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