Why can’t we give a Kindle book as a present in a UK?
November 3, 2014 - Kindle Unlimited
I creatively wrote this essay in Mar 2012, after being undone by a fact we couldn’t buy a Kindle book for my wife’s new Kindle eReader. Instead, we had to buy her an Amazon document and explain that it was for a sold book that we would have bought had we a option.
Now, it’s Nov 2014 and Amazon has combined new Kindles to a operation such as a £59 touchscreen model, reviewed, and a expensive Voyage. Great, yet there’s still no choice to buy ebooks for friends this Christmas.
No such stipulations for a American cousins, though, as we can see seemingly in a picture above. The same ebook on Amazon’s UK site lacks a Give as a Gift button, instead charity a drop-down menu so we can select where to broach a ebook (the list contains my iPad, iPhone, a Kindle Cloud Reader, and a several Kindle inclination I’ve reviewed over a final few years). There’s no approach to supplement anyone else’s Kindle to a list.
What Amazon has finished is to deliver a Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, that allows Kindle owners (with an Amazon Prime membership) to steal one book per month from a library of 600,000 titles. There’s also Kindle Unlimited that lets we review as many books as we like for £7.99 per month. Audiobooks are enclosed too, if we have a device that is able of personification audiobooks.
Great, yet since not concede UK business to buy Kindle books as gifts? As many people have commented below, there’s no essential reason for this. Amazon has remained tight-lipped and won’t give a reason, creation it all a some-more frustrating. And a emanate isn’t singular to a UK. As distant as we know, a ability to give a book as a present is usually probable for US customers.
It’s an emanate if we don’t like giving present cards or certificates, or don’t wish to since a target competence select to spend a document on something else. And it isn’t utterly a same to give a document with an concomitant note suggesting that a target spends it on a sold book since we consider it will be ‘right adult their street’.
It’s also confusing. It’s really easy to buy a Kindle book and after realize it’s sealed to your comment and therefore your Kindle. At slightest Amazon has done a processo of removing a reinstate on a Kindle book really simple. As shortly as we strike a Buy button, we get a couple for a reinstate in box we bought it accidentally.