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How to Give an Audiobook as a Gift

Updated: Sep 30, 2022


Want a to give a gift that isn’t hampered by delivery fees or shipping delays? Then gift an audiobook—it’s all online and can be done in a jiffy, so no crowds or long queues. If you’re not familiar with how to gift audiobooks, simply follow these easy steps.


I have used my own audiobook, Discerning Grace, as an example.


Choose Your Preferred Retailer

(Or find out which audiobook retailer the recipient uses)


From a desktop

From a mobile device

 

Apple Books—from a desktop computer

IMPORTANT:

You can only gift an Apple audiobook to a recipient in the same country as you.

Ideal for gifting from an Apple device to an Apple device.

  • Open Apple Books

  • In the left-hand pane, search for Discerning Grace

  • This will open up the ebook

  • Click on Emma Lombard >

  • This then shows all my ebooks and audiobooks

  • Click on Discerning Grace audiobook image

  • This opens up the audiobook only

  • Click the dropdown arrow on the Buy Audiobook button

  • Select Gift This Audiobook

  • To: add recipient’s email (you can send to more than one person at a time)

  • Send: add your name

  • Message: personalise your gift

  • Send Gift: select your preferred delivery date

  • Click Next

  • Select your preferred gift-card theme

  • Click Next

  • Check your purchase details

  • Click Buy Gift


 

Apple Books—from a mobile device

IMPORTANT:

You can only gift an Apple audiobook to a recipient in the same country as you.

Ideal for gifting from an Apple device to an Apple device.

  • Open Apple Books App

  • In top search bar, type Discerning Grace

  • Scroll down to Audiobooks

  • Click Discerning Grace audiobook image

  • Click on the square gift icon (the one with a bow)

  • To: add recipient’s email

  • From: your name

  • Message: personalise your gift

  • SEND GIFT: select your preferred delivery date

  • Click Next

  • Select your preferred gift-card theme

  • Click Next

  • Check your purchase details

  • Click Buy


 

Chirp Books—from a desktop computer

IMPORTANT:

Only available for gift givers and recipients living in the United States or Canada.

If you don’t have a Chirp account, you will have to set one up (for free) before you get started.


  • Login to https://www.chirpbooks.com/

  • In the search bar, type Discerning Grace

  • Click Discerning Grace in audiobooks

  • On the Discerning Grace audiobook page, scroll down to the Gift option

  • Click Gift


  • Recipient Name

  • Add Recipient Email Address (and confirm)

  • From: add your name

  • Select Date: select your preferred delivery date

  • Message: personalise your gift

  • Click Continue to Checkout


  • Finalise transaction

 

Chirp Books—from a mobile device

IMPORTANT:

Only available for gift givers and recipients living in the United States or Canada.

If you don’t have a Chirp account, you will have to set one up (for free) before you get started.

  • Login to https://www.chirpbooks.com/

  • In the search bar, type Discerning Grace

  • Click Discerning Grace in audiobooks

  • On the Discerning Grace audiobook page, scroll down to the Gift option

  • Click Gift


  • Recipient Name

  • Add Recipient Email Address (and confirm)

  • From: add your name

  • Select Date: select your preferred delivery date

  • Message: personalise your gift

  • Click Continue to Checkout


  • Finalise transaction

 

Google Play—from a desktop computer or mobile device

IMPORTANT: Ideal for Android users, but can be sent from any device to recipients in other countries (here’s a list of available countries).

  • Click Buy as Gift

  • Recipient email address

  • From: your name

  • Gift message: personalise your gift

  • Click Next

  • Select preferred payment option

  • Finalise transaction

 

Libro.fm—from desktop computer or mobile device

IMPORTANT:

NO country or device restrictions for gift givers or recipients (YAY!)

If you don’t have a Libro.fm account, you will have to set one up (for free) before you get started.

  • Click on Discerning Grace audiobook image

  • Click Gift audiobook

  • Gift recipient name

  • Add Gift recipient email

  • Message to gift recipient: personalise your gift

  • Click Checkout

  • Finalise transaction

 

Audible—from desktop computer

IMPORTANT:

You can only gift an Audible audiobook to a recipient in the same country as you. (here’s the list of countries)


  • to https://www.audible.com/ (automatically redirects to the country you live in)

  • Log in to your account

  • In the search bar, type Discerning Grace

  • Click the Discerning Grace audiobook image

  • Click More options in the right-hand pane

  • Select Give as a gift

  • Select Email or Print

  • Add Recipient’s email

  • Add Recipient’s name

  • Add Your name

  • Delivery date: select your preferred delivery date

  • Write your note (optional): personalise your gift

  • Click Continue

  • Click Buy Now for $14.95

  • Finalise transaction

 

Audible—from mobile device

IMPORTANT:

You can only gift an Audible audiobook to a recipient in the same country as you. (here’s the list of countries)


  • Go to https://www.audible.com/ (automatically redirects to the country you live in)

  • Log in to your account

  • Click on the magnifying glass, search for Discerning Grace

  • Click on the Discerning Grace audiobook image

  • Scroll down to More options

  • Click Give as a gift

  • Select Email or Print

  • Add Recipient’s email

  • Add Recipient’s name

  • Add Your name

  • Delivery date: select your preferred delivery date

  • Write your note (optional): personalise your gift

  • Click Continue

  • Click Buy Now for $14.95

  • Finalise transaction

 

FAQs


1. Why is the price for the audiobook not the same on each storefront?

While the publisher sets the price of audiobooks, each retailer can mark-up or discount the product as they wish.


2. I’m on a really tight budget and can’t afford to buy or gift audiobooks right now. How can I still listen to or recommend your audiobook?

Discerning Grace audiobook is available on all major library apps: Overdrive, Libby, cloudLibrary, Borrow Box


3. How many audiobooks are in Emma Lombard's The White Sails Series?

All four audiobooks of the complete series are now available on all storefronts and on all library apps.


4. How can I find out about Emma Lombard's new releases?

Sign up for her monthly newsletter, By the Book.


 

Before becoming a historical fiction author, Emma Lombard was an editor in the corporate world across various industries—aviation, aquatic ecology, education and the world of academia.

Her annual Twitter Pitch Party Calendar blog post is a popular go-to in the #WritingCommunity as a source of online events for writers to pitch manuscripts to literary agents in real time. An award-winning author of historical women's fiction, she is planning to follow The White Sails Series with some more romantic adventures in The Gold Hills Series.




The White Sails Series — OUT NOW

The Gold Hills Series — COMING SOON


 

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