Nine Ideas for Making E-Books More Fun to Give as Presents

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Nov. 29 2012 8:26 AM

You Can’t Wrap an E-Book

Or can you? Nine ideas for making an invisible gift more fun to give.

It used to be easy to give your loved ones books for the holidays. You went to a bookstore, browsed the shelves , and picked out something thoughtful: Jodi Picoult’s latest for your mom, Harry Potter for your niece, maybe a Bill O’Reilly rant for that uncle who never shuts up at Thanksgiving.
 
But now everyone has a Kindle or a Nook or an iPad. And how do you give an e-book? Sure, you can just hand over a gift card. But where’s the fun in that? Here are nine ideas for turning an e-book into a gift you can wrap up and tuck under the tree.

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