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Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales reports are in; Kindles, iPads, and Nooks are flying off the shelf! I was in a Barnes & Noble on Friday and the line at the Nook station almost went out the door. What does that mean? eReaders will be under millions of Christmas trees this year. But it’s a little more difficult to imagine gifting something as virtual as an eBook, right? Wrong!
Now you can easily gift an eBook with a few clicks of the mouse. Amazon and Kobo allow you to purchase specific eBooks as gifts. All you have to do is type in the email of the recipient, along with the date you’d like the eBook “delivered.” Or you can print out a gift receipt to put in a Christmas Card.
eBook Readers have exploded and sales are skyrocketing. It’s an understatement to say that Santa’s bottomless sack of gifts is going to be heavy with Kindles and Nooks this year. According to Pew Internet Research:
“The share of adults in the United States who own an e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from 6% in November 2010.”
The end of this eReader craze is nowhere in sight. Some analysts project Amazon Fire sales to reach 5 million, while Amazon itself projects to sell at least 2 million of its new Amazon Fire and it hasn’t even been released yet. Not to mention the millions of Kindles, Nooks, Sony Readers and other eReaders that will be carefully wrapped, nestled in stockings, and placed beneath dangling tree ornaments the world over.