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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
22 Mar 2014, 06:55 PM | Post: #1

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Rainbow Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

I just purchased a book on my Kindle wish list and there was an annotation "This book is not available to gift - find out more here.'
Being naturally curious I did indeed 'click' here. Apparently whilst gifting in the UK is not a current feature, the Mighty Zon is working hard to make it happen. Yeah! 
It won't be a moment too soon. In the US authors can gift books to reviewers and not only do they show up as 'verified purchases' but they also count as a sale and thus help  your ranking. 
Has anyone heard rumours of when the gift function will be live in the UK?
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Offline Tim_A Reading strictly murder by Lynda Wilcox
22 Mar 2014, 07:25 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

That will be *so* good - especially for giveaways etc. I can't begin to say how irked I am when I send someone a voucher "for the value of the book" only for them to go and buy something else instead. Angry
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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
22 Mar 2014, 07:48 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

(22 Mar 2014 07:25 PM)Tim_A Wrote: Wrote:  That will be *so* good - especially for giveaways etc. I can't begin to say how irked I am when I send someone a voucher "for the value of the book" only for them to go and buy something else instead. Angry
Well what total ratbags they are to do that!
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RE: Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

I feel as if I am in the pay of Smashwords or something (I suppose in a sense I am) but their coupon system works really well so it would be good if Amazon could do something similar. I made some coupons for 'read an ebook week' recently, and for Christmas and for one of the efestivals of ebooks (I can't remember its real name) last year. It seems like a nice thing to be able to do and I got quite a few downloads, which I always hope are going to lead to sales! (ever the optimist)
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RE: Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

It can't come soon enough, in my opinion. Fingers crossed.
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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
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RE: Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

(22 Mar 2014 07:25 PM)Tim_A Wrote: Wrote:  That will be *so* good - especially for giveaways etc. I can't begin to say how irked I am when I send someone a voucher "for the value of the book" only for them to go and buy something else instead. Angry
Wowza - has some low life actually done that? Bad kalma.
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RE: Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

(22 Mar 2014 09:33 PM)Grace Elliot Wrote: Wrote:  
(22 Mar 2014 07:25 PM)Tim_A Wrote: Wrote:  That will be *so* good - especially for giveaways etc. I can't begin to say how irked I am when I send someone a voucher "for the value of the book" only for them to go and buy something else instead. Angry
Wowza - has some low life actually done that? Bad kalma.
Yup. More than once.
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RE: Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

It can't come soon enough.
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RE: Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

That would be really handy. It would be better still combined with decent launch date options, such as the ability to guarantee the exact live date and gift copies to reviewers before a book goes on general sale.
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RE: Amazon UK - Gifting Available Soon?

Thanks Grace - I will look out for that. Can't come soon enough. This will help to get copies to potential reviewers, but will also help promotional gifts to the first five people who like my FB page or something similar. Great!
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