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Apple Now Lets iOS Users Send Gifts from iBookstore

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Dec 18, 2013, 8:34 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple recently added the ability to gift books from the iBookstore. Gifting has long been available to Apple's other digital content stores, but this is the first time the company has offered the feature for digital books. The tool works just as it does for gifting music or movies, and lets people send gifts along with a short note to other iOS users who reside in the same country that they do.

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Yama Gama

Dec 18, 2013, 10:28 AM

I'll tell you why they didn't before now..


Books, more than anything else, are information, which most people understand should be free. When you purchase a hard copy of a book, you are paying for the publishing of that hard copy. Libraries have provided the information for free for years, and it was publicly understood that it should be so, and we fought hard for our rights to it.

Now for some reason, white people with way too much money (they have digital 'readers' or 'pads'?) are destroying the future by actually paying for electronic copies of books, many of which are public-domain and don't even have an author benefitting from the purchases.

Please, stop these white people. The fate of future generations depend upon it. Tell them they can download the books for fre...
Just because a book is distributed electronically as a e-book doesn't mean that there is no distribution cost.

Also, the text of the book itself may not be copyrighted, but there are often many study materials such as marginal notes, commentary, es...
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