Okay so you want to send an e-book as a gift to someone, maybe the book was enlightening or had a story that you would love to share with someone special. So, giving a kindle book as a gift is quite an easy process. By following the step below you can easily send someone an Ebook.
Step 1: Visit the amazon kindle store
Go to Amazon kindle store on your browser from your pc and you will be greeted by a page that looks something like this.
Step 2: Login to your account and search the book you want to gift
Login to your account by selecting the login option
After signing in, search the book you want to gift
Step 3: Select the book you want to gift
You will be greeted by search results, among the results you are sure to find the kindle book you want to send as a gift
Step 4: Select Give as gift option under the Buy now option
Step 5 Choose how you want to gift the book
FAQs regarding sending a kindle book/Audible Audio book to someone.
Can you gift a kindle book to someone in another country?
No, kindle books can only be given and shared between people operating on the same region of Amazon i.e. If a person on Amazon.in the Indian amazon buys a book and send it too someone in the US, it will not work as the content isn’t licensed or approved for sale or distribution in the US.
However, presuming that the person has a previous Amazon account based in India or is willing to use a proxy to access Amazon.in (Indian Amazon) can claim it, but generally it isn’t recommended as the only way to receive an Kindle e-book is to follow the link through a mail.
Is it possible? yes. Worth the risk? depends on you. As it is officially stated by Amazon that.
How to receive a kindle book as a gift?
It depends on the version of Amazon you are using. Different versions of Amazon have different rules.
For International Amazon users
Amazon global users have two options while redeeming a book.
- Redeem the code given and receive the book
For US/American Amazon users
Amazon.com users have a few more options than Indian users.
Redeem the code given and receive the book
What if you have decided to not Redeem the kindle book and would like a refund to go to your gifter?
If you don’t want to redeem the Kindle book and would want the person who sent it to be repaid. You can.
Any unredeemed copies can be refunded fully within 60 days as stated by Amazon for Amazon.in (Indian version) and Amazon.com (American version).
What if you lost the email or deleted the email where the book was sent to you?
In case you lost the mail, you can ask the person who sent you the gift to regift you the book as long as you didn’t claim it.
How do I gift multiple Kindle Ebooks? Can I gift multiple books at a time?
Yes, you can instead of redemption codes, the recipient will receive redemption links. You can refund the purchase within 60 days of the purchase, You, however cannot exchange e-books for gift cards or other products.
Can I gift an Audible audiobook to someone?
Yes, you can gift an Audiobook to someone and the same way and the same restrictions apply to audio books as kindle eBooks.
You can read how to do that here. Just instead of visiting the kindle store you will be visiting the audible section.
How to gift an audible book on an iPhone?
If you want to gift an audible book through your iPhone or iOS device follow the following steps.
- Open the Audible by Amazon app.
- Find the audio book you want to gift.
- Select it and tap on the Share icon in the top right corner.
- Tap on gift
- Enter the recipients email and your message.
- Choose a date to send the gift.
How to gift an audible book you already own?
If you want to gift an audible book you already own, follow the following steps.
- 1)Open the Audible by Amazon App.
- 2)Find the audio book you want to give.
- 3)On the book’s summary page scroll down until you see send as gift.
- 4)Tap on gift
- 5)Enter the recipients email and your message.
- 6)Choose a date to send the gift.
Can you gift an audible book to a nonmember? How to gift an audible book to someone who doesn’t have audible? How to gift a Kindle eBook to someone who doesn’t have an amazon account?
You can’t gift someone a kindle eBook or an audible book, if they don’t use Amazon services i.e. they don’t have an amazon account or are a nonmember.
However, signing up for an account is fairly simple and straightforward.
If someone doesn’t own the Kindle app or Audible app but does have an Amazon account they can claim it through the phone browser. However, downloading the app is highly encouraged.
If for some reason the recipient still can’t claim the book, it’s probably because of being on different versions of Amazon. Find your home country’s version of Amazon and it will work.