For the First Time, Give the Gift of Kindle Books — No Kindle Required
Amazon announced its Kindle Store is the first major bookstore to offer eBook gifting. Kindle Books can be sent as gifts to anyone with an e-mail address–no Kindle required. Kindle Books can be read on Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based 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 eBook 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.
Just in time for holiday gift-giving, Amazon editors' picks for the best books of the year are:
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- Faithful Place: A Novel by Tana French
- Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
- To the End of the Land by David Grossman
- Just Kids by Patti Smith
- The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
Kindle lets you Buy Once, Read Everywhere – on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.