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Krakow made UNESCO City of Literature
October 24, 2013 | 10:17 am
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, Norwich, Dublin, Reykjavik and the somewhat more curious choice of Iowa. Krakow was Poland's capital from 1038 to 1569, and capital of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596. It also survived World War Two relatively unscathed compared to Warsaw, although both Roman Polanski and Oskar Schindler are associated with its wartime experience under the...
Amazon Is Removing from Kindle Store Books Published in Unsupported Languages, by Piotr Kowalczyk
February 13, 2012 | 7:20 am
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, but they successfully prevent authors from those countries to publish in their own language. I self-published via Amazon’s KDP a few books. Two of them in Polish. Tonight an email arrived from KDP, saying that one of the books has been removed: As part of our efforts to provide the best experience possible for customers in the Kindle store, we are taking this opportunity to notify you that your...