This is the email I received from Amazon kindle team in regards to a Kindle I purchased for a friend. Just want to share it with those who are wondering about the details involved with giving Kindle as a gift along with the other options you have at at checkout. For more information you may also see How to give Kindle as a gift. Use this information for what its worth as you try make your decision on whether or not to buy Kindle. I have changed the name of the recipient for the sake of privacy.
|From||Amazon Kindle Support <email@example.com>|
|Date||2007/11/26 Thu PM 01:29:52 CST|
|Subject||Welcome to Amazon Kindle|
Dear John Doe,
Thank you for your purchase and welcome to Amazon Kindle.
We built Kindle with the goal of creating an exceptional and hassle-free reading experience. As such, we wanted to point out a few details before you get started on Kindle.
Your Kindle is automatically registered to the same Amazon.com account you used to make your purchase. This enables you to shop, purchase, and download books, newspapers, and magazines wirelessly from your Kindle device right out of the box. Your Kindle purchases are made using your existing default 1-Click payment method at Amazon.com. If you wish to change the payment method associated with your Kindle, you can do so by visiting Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.com. The gift recipient can register the device to their amazon.com account right from the settings page on the device.
If you purchased your Kindle as a gift for someone else, you should deregister your Kindle device from your Amazon.com account. You can deregister your Kindle from the Settings page on the device or at Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.com. The gift recipient can register the device to their amazon.com account right from the settings page on the device.
You can start building your library before your Kindle even arrives by shopping for books, newspapers, magazines and more at the kindle store on Amazon.com. Amazon’s unique wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet will auto-deliver your purchases directly to your Kindle. Once you receive your Kindle, you can also shop the same great selection directly from your device.
Here’s what you have to look forward to reading on your Kindle:
* More than 90,000 books including New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases for $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
* Top U.S. and International newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Le Monde, and Frankfurter Allgemeine.
* Top magazines including TIME, Forbes, and Atlantic Monthly – all wirelessly delivered to your Kindle before they hit the newsstands.
* More than 300 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including Slashdot, Techdirt, Boing Boing, FOX Sports, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post.
We hope you enjoy reading on Kindle and look forward to hearing about your experience. Send us your feedback at kindle-feedback.
The Amazon Kindle Team
So there you have it from the “horses mouth” as they say. As you can see the process is quite simple and straight forward. Which is the main reason why numerous people are presently enjoying their Kindle as we speak and is giving some good feedbacks.If you want to know what questions people are asking, check out the Kindle forum here.