Krakow made UNESCO City of Literature

By libertyc
October 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Polish city of Krakow has just been granted the status of UNESCO City of Literature – only the second non-Anglophone city to receive the honor, and the first in continental Europe. This [...]

Interview: Piotr Kowalczyk of Ebook Friendly on the development of the e-book market in Central and Eastern Europe

By libertyc
June 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

Poland’s Piotr Kowalczyk is an “iPhone artist, digital storyteller and self-publisher” with a self-reported download count of 150,000 and rising for his “short stories for [...]

Users From Outside Us Don’t Pay International Fee for Kindle Singles

By Piotr Kowalczyk
April 5, 2012 // 2 Comments

  Everyone who lives outside US knows this devil feature of Kindle Store – a mysterious international fee. It usually ranges from $2 to $4, and it’s not proportional to the price of the [...]

Ebook Market in Poland: 2009-2012 Overview, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
February 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

  Review of Kindle Touch on Świat Czytników – the most popular Polish blog about ebooks, with over 450,000 pageviews a month Two extremely helpful and comprehensive articles about ebook [...]

Amazon Is Removing from Kindle Store Books Published in Unsupported Languages, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
February 13, 2012 // 8 Comments

he international policy of Amazon is mysterious. They ship Kindle Touch to over 170 countries, but they don’t want to sell it to their major markets. They also sell Kindle books to 170 countries, [...]

Why I Bought Kindle Touch, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
December 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

  First, what I didn’t buy Kindle Touch for: – tech review, – reading books in my mother tongue – Polish. There are a couple of major reasons why I have ordered Kindle Touch from [...]

40 years of ebooks (infographic), by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
February 28, 2011 // 9 Comments

When I finished the infographic and showed it to my wife, she said: “Forty years? No way. Four, maybe.” “Four, maybe” – it’s what most people think. Most people are still convinced that [...]

Read an E-Book Week about to begin

By libertyc
February 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Got the following From Rita Toews, founder of Read and E-Book Week: As Read an E-Book Week draws nearer the list of participants grows. This year we have had great interest from Polish sites, thanks [...]

Weekly links on mobile ebooks & self-publishing, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
February 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

Need Ebook Conversions? Check the Ebook Conversion Services Directory February 10, 2011 [Approximate reading time: 4:07] Questions from readers and clients are where I find out what is causing the [...]

Google ebookstore came to set us free. Here’s a list of limitations by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
December 7, 2010 // 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: TeleRead contributor Piotr Kowalczyk is writing from Poland. PB Everybody is now writing an article using a random combination of words “Google”, “Amazon” and [...]

New Polish social ereading site opens – Publixo

By libertyc
November 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Got an email from Przemyslaw Wlodarski about a new social ereading site starting up in Poland. Most of the books on the site are in Polish so far. The site is available in both English and Polish, [...]

Thalia launches Oyo ereader in Europe; sales brisk

By libertyc
November 2, 2010 // 4 Comments

According to the Bookseller, Thalia, Germany’s largest bookseller, has launched its own ereader, the Oyo. Thalia has teamed up with Bertelsmann’s Direct Group to distribute in France [...]

Ebook technologies and their impact on information provision by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
October 5, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ve been invited by the Polish Institute of International Affairs to make a presentation on how new technologies determine the information flow in a publishing industry. It’s a part of the 20th [...]

National Library of Poland puts 20 collections online

By libertyc
August 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Digital Collections Home Page: National Digital Library Polona presents the most precious and valuable documents from the collection of the National Library. From the Points of Interest [...]

4 ways to turn your mobile phone into an ereader, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
March 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

According to The Economist there are about 5m e-readers in circulation worldwide and double that amount will be sold in 2010. Let’s compare it to touchscreen phones: 184m sold last year, 97% [...]

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