A book makes a thoughtful gift -- at holiday time or anytime. And eBooks don't need wrapping or shipping, so they are great for last minute shopping!
But how do you actually give someone an eBook?
How Gifting Works
Sample gift e-mail
Dear [Giftee’s name]:
[Your name, as listed in your Smashwords profile] has given you a gift of the ebook "Unexpected Impact" by Nancy MacCreery on Smashwords! To pick up your gift, please click the following link, or copy it and paste it into your web browser:
If you already have an account on Smashwords.com (we'll prompt you to log in, if necessary) you'll have instant access to this book. If you don't have an account on Smashwords, you will be asked to create one — don't worry, it's easy and free!
We hope you enjoy your gift!
The Smashwords Team
Here's how to read Smashwords ebooks!
Step 1: Click to the book page by clicking on the book title above.
Step 2: You'll be prompted to log in to your Smashwords account. If you don't yet have an account, you'll be prompted to create one. It's quick and free to create an account. Sign up, click the hyperlink in the e-mail and you're in.
Step 3: Once you're logged in, your gift will be saved for you and you will be able to click to get your book (or click to your Library to find your book) and click the download format you prefer.
Step 4: Read! Here's our FAQ on how to download Smashwords ebooks to any device: https://www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq#Reading.
We send a copy of the gift e-mail to you as well, so that if for some reason your giftee doesn't get the e-mail, you can pass it along to them yourself.
Thanks for reading this! Good luck with your holiday shopping!
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