Topic: Books (37 articles)


A Free Download For German Learners

People sometimes ask me why I give away books for free. There are many reasons. But the best one is: because I can. I’m happy to write. And you like to read.  So I give, you get. No money has changed…

May 9, 2012, by


Introducing Brian The Book (free download inside)

This is the story of a book and its creation: About a month ago, when I saw that my anarchically drawn short story for German learners found such positive feedback, I decided to try something a bit more refined. From…

April 19, 2012, by


How Indie Publishing Could Revolutionize Creative Expression But Often Doesn’t

It was Clay Shirky who said in a recent interview that publishing is no longer a job, it’s a button. In fact, I’m staring at one right now. It’s blue and it says “publish”. It’s simple. Shall I click it? No?…

April 13, 2012, by


How Interactive Can A Book Become Before It Stops Being a Book?

After the positive replies I received regarding my 5-minute mini story project, I decided to work on something longer while still staying true to the principle of keeping things short and digestible. The result of which I would like to…

April 4, 2012, by


The Role Of Reading In The Age Of Constant Digital Distraction

While some people still entertain themselves with the predictable mudfight of “ebook vs paper book”, I find another question far more interesting, namely the role of reading in the age of continuous partial attention. How do we read in the…

April 2, 2012, by


Kindle & Co: Between The Revolution and Degeneration of Reading Ebooks

The first ebook I ever saw (it was at the end of the 90s) was one of these “How To Make Money Online” schemes. It came with all the obligatory gratuitous images of bank notes, long sales letter including “social…

March 21, 2012, by


The Unbearable Uncertainty Of Ebooks

A book, printed on paper, bound in leather or glued together is a comforting thing. You can put it on a shelf, and it won’t go anywhere. If you scrawl in the margins, it will remain. If you leave it…

February 23, 2012, by


Ten Modern Literary Classics You Probably Haven’t Read But Should

Note: This is a guest post by Alex Morris. Alex Morris works for Office Kitten in Manchester where he writes, researches and blogs about the business world. He can also be followed on Twitter.   The Good Earth – Pearl…

February 2, 2012, by


A Short Story About The Middle East

( tl;dr – wrote a short story, you can download it here) I’ve lived both in the Far and Middle East. Both experiences left strong memories, traces, impressions. And I noticed very early that if I wanted to convey any…

January 19, 2012, by


My Indie Publishing Year In Review Distilled Into 5 Core Insights

As the year 2011 is quickly draining away and being replaced with new plans, ideas and ambitions for the next, let’s take a look back. But instead of just listing everything that we’ve done here (boring!), I’ll give it to…

December 30, 2011, by


Use Your Kindle To Learn A Foreign Language

Kindle devices and other e-readers are one of the most convenient and pleasant ways to consume digital text. Contrary to tablets, desktops and smartphones, the screens of e-readers like the Kindle enable you to read for hours without eye-strain, thanks…

December 27, 2011, by


Answer Our Hanukkah Quiz And Get A Free Book Download!

UPDATE: this offer has expired but you can check out our 2012 Holy Hanukkah Ebook Bundle and help support charity! As our way of saying thanks for supporting our blogging and publishing in general and our Hebrew entry in the…

December 20, 2011, by