If you want to give someone the gift of an ebook but can't decide which book to give, you can always purchase a gift certificate. This is a discount code that the recipient of the gift certificate can enter at the checkout to discount their order by the amount of money left on the gift certificate.
Gift certificates do not expire, and if the recipient does not use the entire value of a gift certificate in one order the remaining amount is still available to use in a subsequent order.
You can also purchase gift certificates in bulk if you want to send gift certificates to multiple people.
Gift certificates can be purchased in values ranging from $10 up to $200. Please note that if the recipient lives in a different territory from you we will convert the value of the gift certificate to their local currency. For instance, if you are based in the US and purchase a $50 gift certificate to give to your relative in the United Kingdom, then when they apply the gift certificate it will be converted to the equivalent amount in pounds sterling (£).
How to purchase:
To make the purchase first click on the Gift Certificates link at the top of the eBooks.com homepage.
Then select the amount/value and click 'Buy Now' to add the gift certificate to your shopping cart. If you want to purchase multiple gift certificates you can alter Quantity in your cart, then after the purchase is complete you can download a list of the gift certificate codes. Once the gift certificate is in your shopping cart you can then continue shopping, or proceed to the checkout.
Once you have gone to the checkout and completed your purchase you will then be able to enter the recipient's name, email address, the date you wish the gift certificate to be emailed to them and your own personalised message to appear in the email. You must then press Submit to save this information and eBooks.com will send the email at the appropriate time.
If you wish to enter this information at a later date you can do so at any time by logging in to your account and clicking your My Account page, then the heading 'My Gift Certificates'. If you click the Send button you can then enter the recipient's name email, send date and personalised message. Just be sure to click the 'Submit' button to ensure the Gift Certificate is sent.
If you have purchased multiple gift certificates you can download them in a csv file (spreadsheet), which you can then use to send the gift certificates from your own email address using a mail merge. Or you can send them individually from the "My Gift Certificates" page.
If you want a physical gift certificate you can select "Printable PDF" which will download a PDF of a gift certificate design that you can then print and give to the recipient.
If the recipient of your gift certificate needs instructions on how to use their gift certificate please direct them to Using a gift certificate or coupon code.
Or if instead of a gift certificate you want to gift a specific ebook to a friend please see our article on Making a gift purchase.