German

7 Strange German Superstitions And Slightly Crazy Cultural Beliefs

Every culture has their own strange superstitions. Even in Germany, which likes to present itself as a bastion of rationality, many old German superstitions are still alive and kicking. Did you know for example, that in Germany wishing happy birthday has…

August 15, 2014, by

Indie Publishing

Why eBooks Should be Priced Like Apps

When your browse any of the big online bookstores these days you’ll find both books by independent publishers and traditional publishing houses (“Big Five”). One of the main differences between them lies not necessarily in the quality of writing, editing…

August 8, 2014, by

German

7 German TV Series To Make You Laugh And Learn The Language In No Time

Tired of struggling with irregular verbs and breaking your head over declension rules? Why not put your textbook aside for a while and watch some German TV series? Even if you don’t understand everything at first, you’ll be surprised how much…

July 31, 2014, by

Language Learning

3 Ways to Use Smartphones To Learn Foreign Languages By Reading Books

There are many ways in which smartphones have come to encroach on our ability to enjoy some quiet time with a good book or even replaced the pulp in our life all together. The sense of immediate gratification — or…

July 25, 2014, by

Indie Publishing

All You Can’t Read: The Problem With Ebook Subscription Models

The latest leak (update: the service is now officially live for US customers) of the Kindle Unlimited subscription service comes as no big surprise. For a fixed price of $9.99 per month readers can get as many books as they…

July 18, 2014, by

German

Add a German-English Dictionary To Your Android Kindle App

After writing a tutorial on how to enable a German-English dictionary on the Kindle app for iPad and iPhone, today I’d like to share with you how to enable the same functionality on your Android Kindle app. The process is…

July 7, 2014, by