Friday, November 18, 2011

Amazon Announces Timed Gifting for Kindle Books

In a development that is sure to make a lot of people happy, Amazon announced that there's a new feature to the popular Kindle Gifting option. Now when you select the "Give as a Gift" option below the 1-click option on any book's page, you'll have the ability to specify exactly when the recipient receives that book! That'll make it very easy to time gifts for any holiday, birthday, or any time at all.

So get to the Kindle Bookstore and start checking off your holiday shopping list!

And while we're on the subject of books, let's take a look at a few new and popular ones, starting with today's Kindle Daily Deal!

 This lengthy Carnegie Medal-winning novel is masterfully crafted, written in cinematic prose, and peopled by well-drawn, multidimensional characters. Intense and riveting, it is a mystery, a tale of passion, and a drama about resistance fighters in the Netherlands during World War II. The story unfolds in parallel narratives, most told by an omniscient narrator describing the resistance struggle, and fewer chapters as a narrative told by 15-year-old Tamar, the granddaughter of one of the resistance fighters. The locale and time shift between Holland in 1944 and '45 and England in 1995. $8.99 .99

 Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes. 
$3.99 $1.99

 There is a place where nightmares are real. It is a dark and terrifying place, hidden from the world we know, by borders that only the most unfortunate of souls will ever cross. James Halldon woke up in the dark, alone, without any food or water, without a clue where he was, and with no memory of where he came from. It only got stranger. FREE

This afternoon we'll be featuring more FREE apps. See you then!

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