I don’t know if it’s going to work.
No, OK, it probably won’t.
You see, it’s been suggested that I could also place an Amazon Wishlist here on my blog.
And I thought, why not?
Something simple, with about twenty or thirty titles, on a low to medium price range – history, pulp, noir, sword & sorcery, the Silk Road… Only ebooks, because delivery costs would be too high for physical books.
So I selected a few titles, and set up a wishlist on Amazon.com… and found out I could not place any ebook in my wishlist – because you see, I live in Italy, so I’m supposed to use Amazon.it for my ebooks – even if it’s only to place them on a wishlist.
And while I can put ebooks on an Amazon.it wishlist, nobody in Italy can give them to me as gifts – because for reason that escape me, you can’t give Amazon ebooks as gifts in Italy. Only physical objects can be donated.
But hold it – can a foreign resident give me an ebook as a gift from my Italian wishlist?
I don’t know. I have no idea, really.
But I decided to try it anyway.
So now the wishlist is up – hosted by the Amazon.it servers.
If the Byzantine rules of Amazon and Italian e-Commerce work as predicted, nobody will be able to send me ebooks as gifts. But not for lack of trying on my part.
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