Amazon has announced today that you can now give Kindle e-books as gifts — just in time for the Christmas shopping season, of course. The press release says that Kindle books can be given to anyone with an email address. No Kindle device is required by either party, as the books can also be read on the Kindle for PC application as well as the numerous Kindle apps for various mobile devices.
To give a Kindle Book as a gift, customers simply choose a book in the Kindle Store, select “Give as a Gift” and send their gift to anyone with an email address. Notifications of Kindle Books gifts are delivered instantly via e-mail and the recipient redeems the gift in the Kindle Store to read on any Kindle or free Kindle app
Amazon provided a short FAQ, as well:
Frequently Asked Questions about Giving Kindle Books
- Do I have to own a Kindle to give or receive a Kindle book as a gift? No. Kindle books can be given and received by anyone with an e-mail address. Kindle books can be read either on Kindle or on your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android Phone using one our our free reading apps.
- What if the recipient doesn’t like or want their gift? Kindle books received as gifts can be exchanged for Amazon.com gift cards.
- Are all Kindle books eligible to be given as gifts? All Kindle books available for purchase in the Amazon.com Kindle Store can be given as gifts.
So, if you need my email address so you can give me a book, just leave a comment here and I’ll get in touch with you.