Krakow made UNESCO City of Literature

By Paul St John Mackintosh
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 puts Poland’s southern metropolis and historic capital into the same bracket as Edinburgh, [...]

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 book. It doesn’t hurt that much when you buy a book which costs, let’s say $12.99. But if you want [...]

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

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 market in Brazil were just published at Futurebook. First one, written by Stella Dauer, describes in [...]

Why I Bought Kindle Touch, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 Poland and had it delivered privately as this model is not available for international shipment. 1. [...]

40 years of ebooks (infographic), by Piotr Kowalczyk

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 e-books are a fad. That’s why I was looking for a convenient, all-in-one way to challenge this [...]

Read an E-Book Week about to begin

By Paul Biba
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 in part to an enthusiastic Teleread contributor, Piotr Kowalczyk. An Italian book publisher has [...]

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

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 most confusion for self-publishers. Lately, one area has dominated the questions I’ve been getting: [...]

New Polish social ereading site opens – Publixo

By Paul Biba
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, and there are a couple of English books, but a lot in [...]

Thalia launches Oyo ereader in Europe; sales brisk

By Paul Biba
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 through Chapitre.com and is also working with Dutch bookseller Selexyz and the Polish chain Empik. Sales [...]

Ebook technologies and their impact on information provision by Piotr Kowalczyk

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 Annual EINIRAS Conference “From Content to Knowledge in International Relations”, which is [...]

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 Blog from Booklist: …treasures including manuscripts such as Ptolmey’s Cosmographia, the Chopin [...]

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

By Paul Biba
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% growth is predicted for 2010 (Gartner). Mobile phone is a music and video player, gaming console or a [...]

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