Posts tagged Piotr Kowalczyk
Interview: Piotr Kowalczyk of Ebook Friendly on the development of the e-book market in Central and Eastern Europe
June 10, 2013 | 10:30 am
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 geeks"—picture stories created on an iPhone or short Twitter fictions. Kowalczyk is also the founder of Ebook Friendly and an occasional TeleRead contributor. I spoke with him recently about the e-book and e-publishing situation in Central and Eastern Europe; what follows is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation. TeleRead: How has the e-book market developed in Central and Eastern Europe, and especially Poland? Kowalczyk: At the beginning, the e-book market was being developed just like in many other countries around the...
Next generation interactive book [cartoon]
August 31, 2012 | 11:00 am
Check all Ebook Friendly cartoons. Feel free to share them on your site (Creative Commons licence). Piotr Kowalczyk Founder of Ebook Friendly. Ebook enthusiast, technology geek, iPhone artist and self-published author from Poland. His short story collections were downloaded across the web more than 150,000 times....
Overview of Barnes & Noble Nook for Web
August 30, 2012 | 5:00 pm
A couple of weeks ago Barnes & Noble introduced a new feature called Nook for Web. If I had to compare it to an Amazon property, I'd call it a cross between the Look Inside feature and the Kindle Cloud Reader. First, Nook for Web lets you instantly preview free samples of Nook books before you buy them. You don't have to be logged in, and you don't even have to be a registered user. Just browse for books in the Nook Store, and you'll have instant access to the content of the book you're interested in. In fact, not only is it similar...
IFTTT recipes for ebook users
August 30, 2012 | 7:30 am
IFTTT is an awesome tool, which lets users automate several daily web tasks. Some of them are related to e-books, and I'll list them in this post. The name is an acronym for "if this then that" ... which is a decent explanation of what, exactly, the service can do for you. For example: If there's a new item on my Pinterest board, then upload it to a specific Facebook photo album. If I shared a new photo on Instagram, then download this photo to Dropbox. If there's a new free app of the week on iTunes, then send me an email. There are a...
Free e-book samples [cartoon]
August 29, 2012 | 4:35 pm
This is how free e-book samples look to me most of the time. How about you? Check all Ebook Friendly cartoons. Feel free to share them on your site (Creative Commons licence). Piotr Kowalczyk Founder of Ebook Friendly. Ebook enthusiast, technology geek, iPhone artist and self-published author from Poland. His short story collections were downloaded across the web more than 150,000 times....
A Look at Kindle Daily Deal’s First Year – facts, tips and commentary
August 29, 2012 | 1:05 pm
A year ago, on August 24, 2011, the Kindle Daily Deal was launched. The first featured book was The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Yesterday' price - $5.59, today's discount - $4.20, Kindle Daily Deal price - $1.39. Since that time, the discount mantra comes back every night around 12:00 AM, Pacific time. It's interesting to observe how Kindle Daily Deal is doing and how it evolves, as it is Amazon's important tool in turning Kindle owners from occasional users into frequent visitors. What's more important: frequent visitors who buy a lot more than just e-books from Daily Deal. In October of last...
The new iPad killer [cartoon]
June 20, 2012 | 9:10 am
A 3D book [cartoon]
May 11, 2012 | 8:52 am
Digital textbook excuse [cartoon]
May 10, 2012 | 12:10 am
Short Stories for Geeks For Free Till the End of Read an Ebook Week! by Piotr Kowalczyk
March 8, 2012 | 10:04 am
I’m a big fan of Read an Ebook Week and have waited with this Kindle Store promotion until this year’s edition starts. If you’re into tech-related, fast-paced stories, which remind of Kurt Vonnegut or Stanisław Lem, you may be interested in the two collections of flash-fiction I wrote, Password Incorrect and Failure Confirmed. The titles and covers say all about the books: technology makes us fail, and we have to, actually, start enjoying it. The books are free till Sunday, March 11th, 2012. It would be absolutely amazing, if you left a short review and share the information about the books with...
Easily Access Barnes & Noble’s Nook Store from Your Mobile Phone, by Piotr Kowalczyk
February 27, 2012 | 8:45 am
Many readers of our site already know that Kindle Store can be easily accessed from a phone, but Amazon’s ebookstore is not the only one to bring a better browsing experience for mobile users. Barnes & Noble also have their site in a mobile version – and it’s very well designed. The experience is very comparable to the one when browsing Amazon. How to access the Nook Store 1. All you have to do is to type in your phone browser’s address bar: bn.com. 2. Tap on Shop for NOOK Books (see picture) – and you’re ready to go! A tip for users of Nook...
Reading Kills, by Piotr Kowalczyk
February 13, 2012 | 8:43 am
Reading Kills from Beto Gomez on Vimeo. This gorgeous animation was created by Beto Gomez as a graduation film for the Vancouver Film School Classical Animation Program. Imagine a world where once you start reading (not only books, but literally anything), you immediately get killed. It may sound like a good excuse for those who try to avoid reading, but actually it works the other way round. Reading becomes risky, and therefore, exciting. What this animation does is that it gives an unexpected and strong context. But even without that context, reading is exciting. [Via Ebook Friendly]...