Friday, 14 December 2012

It's a Gift...



There’s still time to find the perfect present for Christmas – but why do some UK digital sellers make it so difficult?

Ali and I love being digital publishers – we work with some great writers and narrators and are so proud of our eBooks and audio books. I’d really love to gift some of our products to friends and family this Christmas – but I can’t, because I live in the UK.

If you live in the States, you can gift specific Kindle books and even specific Audible audio book titles – so why not here in the UK? It’s very frustrating!

I think UK retailers are missing a trick here. Surely gift-giving would account for more sales, particularly at this time of year. Some might argue that you can always give a gift certificate – but where’s the fun in that? To some of us that feels a little impersonal. We’d like to browse and choose something that’s just right for a special someone.

So come on, UK digital retailers – give us the chance to spend some money! Find a simple way to allow consumers to gift specific titles. That’s top of Christmas wish list for next Christmas.

If you ARE in the States and are looking for a few eBook or audio book suggestions, here are a few from our list:

For the fan of historical crime fiction, “The Broken Token” in either eBook or audio book format (it was chosen as one of the Audio Books of the Year by the Independent).

For a history buff – or someone who loves Shakespeare and wants to learn a little about the REAL Henry V...

For someone who likes dystopian thrillers...

For someone who likes it a little raunchy...

If they like Georgette Heyer, they might like Mary Andrea Clarke...

A music lover might be interested in our biography of musician’s musician JohnMartyn...

And we haven't forgotten the kiddies!

Do they love language? They might like something from our Improve Your Speech series (check out the latest title - Women in Business, just published)...

Or something from our friends over at Earworms MBT...

And of course there are loads more ideas on our website.

Happy shopping! - LK

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