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Offline M.Ali Reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
21 Sep 2013, 04:31 PM | Post: #1

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This post was last modified: 21 Sep 2013 04:34 PM by M.Ali.
Hi guys,

As the title says, how am I supposed to gift my book to potential reviewers through Amazon.co.uk? The US Amazon store has that option, but I understand if I tried it, I would probably be breaking the terms and conditions. Huh

What do you do when you want people to review it? I'm a bit scared of asking them to purchase it first...Hiding
Offline Jonathan Hill
21 Sep 2013, 04:56 PM | Post: #2

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RE: How do I gift my book to reviewers?

Either email them the file direct or send them a gift certificate for the value of your book. Smile
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21 Sep 2013, 05:17 PM | Post: #3

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RE: How do I gift my book to reviewers?

I use the gift certificate method too. You can't absolutely guarante they won't use it to buy something else, but on the plus side, it gives your Amazon reports and sales ranking a little boost!
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Offline ElaineG Reading Standers by Dale Brumfield
22 Sep 2013, 03:51 AM | Post: #4

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RE: How do I gift my book to reviewers?

I have successfully received a book that was gifted to me from .com It worked like this:

From the gift notification email, click Get your Kindle Book Gift Now. Your browser will automatically take you to your gift on Amazon.

Click Accept your Kindle Book Gift, and then, if prompted, log in to your Amazon account.

Select the device that you would like the gift delivered to from the drop-down menu. If you do not have a Kindle device or Kindle reading app, you can download the free reading app after you accept your gift.

Amazon have this warning: "If you do not live in the same country as the person who gave you the Kindle book gift, the book may not available to you due to copyright restrictions. In these cases, you will be given the option to request an exchange for gift credit on your Amazon account during the redemption process, or you may contact Customer Service for assistance in exchanging the book." But it worked fine for me.
Offline M.Ali Reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
22 Sep 2013, 08:52 AM | Post: #5

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RE: How do I gift my book to reviewers?

That's made it much clearer, thanks everyone!
Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
22 Sep 2013, 07:44 PM | Post: #6

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RE: How do I gift my book to reviewers?

It is frustrating that there is no 'gift' option on Amazon UK.
I do have a Amazon US account but I've never been able to gift from it - I get a message, basically saying I'm a naughty girl and must go back to the UK site :-(
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22 Sep 2013, 08:26 PM | Post: #7

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RE: How do I gift my book to reviewers?

I must admit i just email them a copy of the mobi (or epub, depending on what they ask for).

Now I do add a little security into that: Every time I compile a new version of the book, the current date gets written as a string of numbers onto the copyright page (e.g. 20130922 would be today's code) Originally that was so i could tell when an update to the book had gone live - just look at the date code on the preview. But if I make a fresh file every time a reviewer asks me for a copy, it gets a new datestamp. And so simply by noting who has been sent files on what dates, I can instantly tell, if a review copy somehow gets "leaked" onto the internet, just who it was that leaked it.
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RE: How do I gift my book to reviewers?

That's a brilliant tip Tim, thank you.
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