Kindle eBook As A Christmas Gift

OK, OK, I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving (for all my US friends) and here I am talking about Christmas gifts. But, this may be the only newsletter you receive from me before Christmas and I wanted to talk about giving Kindle eBooks as gifts. 

Do you need a stocking stuffer or a gift for that special someone who is hard to buy for? Or, for my many expat friends, do you need a gift that is easy to give from far away? What better gift than a Kindle eBook. There are literally thousands of eBooks for the Kindle to choose from so finding the perfect one won’t be hard.

Before I show how easy it is to give an eBook as a gift, I wanted to let you know I will be having a promotion on Appalachian Gold, just in time for Christmas.  From December 7th at 12:01 a.m. PST through December 13th at 11:59 p.m. PST, the price of Appalachian Gold will be reduced from $3.99 to $0.99. To purchase Appalachian Gold, click HERE.

Giving a Kindle eBook is as simple as logging into your Amazon account (you have to have an account), selecting a book to give then clicking on GIVE AS A GIFT (bottom right in this picture). If you don’t have an Amazon account, you can set up a free account by going to

Once you have clicked the GIVE AS A GIFT button, you will be taken to the page where you will complete the gift purchase. You can select to either have the Gift Certificate emailed directly to the recipient (you can specify the delivery date you wish) or email it to yourself, print it out to put in an envelope to hang on the tree, tuck in with that new Kindle you are giving someone, or using as a stocking stuffer. You can also forward on the Gift Certificate if you decide not to print it. If you choose to have it emailed directly to the recipient, make sure you have the correct email address for that person.

This is what the Gift Certificate looks like.

Kindle eBooks don’t require a Kindle Reader. The Kindle Reader app can be downloaded by clicking HERE.  It can be installed on a computer or, like my wife has, on an iPad.

Reasons why Kindle eBooks make sense:

  1. Kindle eBooks are usually less expensive than paperback or hardback books

  2. Kindle eBooks can be download from anywhere, at any time, as long as you have an internet connection so you will never run out of a good book to read. An internet connection isn’t required to read the books once they have been downloaded

  3. Kindle eBooks remember where you left off, so you no longer have to bend the corner of a page to mark your spot.

  4. Literally thousands of Kindle eBooks can fit on a Kindle Reader, iPad or computer insuring you are never without a good book to read.

  5. You can highlight and make notes

  6. There is a built in dictionary for those words you may not know

  7. The font can be increased for easier reading

  8. Environmental impact. Producing a Kindle creates the same amount of CO2 as producing 30 printed books. I have over 1,500 books on my personal Kindle, so there is a significant savings in emissions over purchasing printed copies.

Other occasions for which Kindle eBooks also make great gifts:

  1. Birthday gifts

  2. Reward employees

  3. A child struggling with a certain subject, there must be an eBook available to help them

I am actively writing the first book in my new 4-book series, Moonlight. I am hoping to have this book finished the first part of 2016.  I have become active in a writer’s group here in Cuenca as well as other activities such as book reading events. A terrace under the beautiful blue domes of the cathedral was the setting for “The Spoken Word,” an evening with wonderful Cuenca-base authors who entertained by reading from their latest or past works. I was privileged to be one of the authors and read several passages from Appalachian Gold.

Can Legends and Love Be Found in the Mountains of Georgia?

An inheritance from a distant relative in Georgia launches Adam Sanders on a quest in search of his roots and self-fulfillment. A chance encounter on a mountain trail with Jordana Lasher and her son Jeremiah sets him on a path where native legends and love become intertwined. Using clues from the past to help guide them, they discover that a variety of secrets can be hidden in the earth. The Southern Appalachian Mountains provide a spectacular and scenic backdrop for the journey.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for December 7th through December 14th so you can get the special price of $0.99 on Appalachian Gold for either yourself or gifts for Christmas or other occasions you may need.

As always, thanks for your support.

                                                                         J. Michael Herron
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