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Survey: Do you give e-books as gifts? Why, or why not?
June 20, 2013 | 4:30 pm

e-booksTime for a TeleRead survey: Have you ever given an e-book as a gift? This past weekend, I was ay my dad's for Father's Day. He just moved, and I was treated to a tour of the new place—replete with groaning bookshelves in every room! As my stepmother pointed out a piled-high shelf—in the bathroom, of all places—she remarked, "and we've gotten rid of so many books!" Could've fooled me! Any time you're at the point of putting them in the bathroom, that should be a sign, no? And then the Father's Day gifts came out ... and I saw the problem. My...

Amazon is Making it Easier to Give Facebook Friends a Birthday Gift
June 20, 2013 | 1:00 pm

AmazonStarting today, you can show your Facebook friends how much you love them, by giving them an Amazon gift card, and you can show them how well you can rally your friends by getting more people to contribute to the gift. The basic idea is that you can select a gift amount for a friend’s upcoming birthday and then invite friends to “pitch in” to add to the amount. The entire amount will post to the friend’s timeline on their birthday. Voila! All right. Neat idea, but I’ve got concerns. I wasn’t a fan of Facebook’s introduction of a gifting feature. It...

Pottermore adds e-book gifting, Tales of Beedle the Bard
November 20, 2012 | 6:51 pm

Just in time for the holiday season, the Pottermore e-book shop has added gifting options for Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks. The gift e-books or audiobooks can be bought any time from up to six months in advance through the day on which they should be delivered. The books may be downloaded up to eight times each. All Pottermore e-books are multiformat and DRM-free. Pottermore has also just made the tie-in story collection The Tales of Beedle the Bard available as an e-book for the first time, for £3.99 in the U.K. and $5.99 in the U.S., with a...

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