I literally just ran around the house skipping and saying ‘OMG OMG OMG YAY:’ You can now give a Kindle book to anyone with an email address. No Kindle required.
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.
So now, when you read a book you want to give as a gift to someone who is a digital reader, and not give a gift card or merchandise credit, you can buy that specific book for someone else. I LOVE THIS. I cannot tell you how much I love this. There will be some digital gift giving in my world come Hanukkah, let me tell you.
Of course the Amazon list of suggested giftable books in the press release is not so much with the romance. So tell me: what romance novel, digital or paper, would you give as a gift this year and to whom?
ETA: First, thanks to @has_bookpushers I know that you can’t gift Kindle books to people outside the geographic restriction zone for that book. BOOOO.
Also, when I gifted a book to Angela James to test the purchase sequence, which is supremely easy, I was charged tax on my purchase.