Why Can’t You “Buy for a friend” on the Kindle?

By • Oct 12th, 2008 • Category: 26th Story, Book News and Publishing, Entertainment, Technology

presentWhy can’t you “Buy for a friend” on the Kindle? This is something I’ve wondered for a while, and I’m glad to see I’m not the only one. Jane from Dear Author lists “Buy for a Friend Option” on her excellent top 10 things Epublishers Should Do for Readers. A book is one of the most personalized gifts one can receive. I’ll admit that seeing a note in your inbox or home screen that Mom bought you an ebook edition of the latest Marilynne Robinson novel probably doesn’t compare to unwrapping a beautiful first edition, but there’s no reason the act of selecting something special for a friend or loved one should be limited to the physical bookstore.

Julia

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