Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Giving E-books As Gifts

It’s Christmas time, and I’ve gotten emails asking if it’s possible to give Screwing Up Time as a gift. The answer is YES. “Gifting” e-books is very simple—no trips to the store, no waiting in line at the post office, no hoping it gets there on time. Delivery is immediate.

Here’s what you do. On the right hand side of the screen, is the “Give as a gift” button. (It’s light orange—check out the screen shot below. Click the screen shot and it will enlarge so you can see the gift-wrapped button.) All you have to do is go to Amazon page for SUT and click the button. Then you type in the recipient’s email address. Amazon will send them an email telling them they’ve been gifted a book.  (Which reminds me, if you get an email from Amazon, make sure it’s actually spam before you delete/ignore it because it may well be a gift announcement. We gifted a book to a relative who just thought it was another advertising email, and it wasn’t until we asked how they liked the book that we realized they hadn’t opened the email.

One more announcement. I took the big step forward. Screwing Up Time is now available for lending to Amazon Prime members. And if you'd like to buy the book, it's still on sale for 99 cents at Amazon. 


  1. That's a great idea and I think will catch on more, with more people buying ereaders.

  2. Okay, I added the bookmark and will download a copy when I get my Kindle Fire for Christmas.

  3. Thanks, Stephen! I hope you enjoy it.