If you know someone who’s always wanted to write a novel, or is in the middle of doing just that, the right gift could give them the boost they need to see it through to completion. As writers ourselves, we’ve picked out the gifts we’d most like to receive. There are no novelty quotation mugs or inspirational scented candles here – just truly useful hardware, software and accessories for any budget. We can’t promise they’ll cure writer’s block, but whatever type of book your friend or loved one is working on, these gifts will help them stay comfortable and focused while they work their magic. 1. Amazon Kindle Unlimited Borrow ebooks from Amazon’s vast lending library Huge choice of ebooks Includes magazines and audiobooks You can’t keep books forever Horror author Stephen King famously said that if you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write. However, vociferous reading can be an expensive business – especially if your loved one takes King’s advice and brings out their reading material anywhere possible (including family dinners). That’s where Amazon Kindle Unlimited comes in, providing all the books an aspiring writer can read for $9.99/£7.99/AU$13.99 per month. The service works a little like a lending library, allowing subscribers to ‘keep’ 10 books at a time (though there are no return dates). Despite its name, Kindle Unlimited doesn’t let you grab absolutely anything from the Kindle Store, but it does provide access to over a million… [Read full story]
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