Ebook news digest: new life in Italian villages, tips for writers conferences, USB risk for travelers

an ancient european village at the foot of mountains

News on ebooks, travel, and writing

Italy Revives Abandoned Villages as Experiential Travel Destinations

Entrepreneurs are reviving ancient villages that have been almost completely abandoned in Italy. The concept is to rebuild existing worn out or ruined buildings as inns or … Read the Story

Amazon established a marketplace for teachers to sell their self-made course materials

girl student amazed about the content of a book

Teachers create plenty of course material for their students, especially for lessons that are under constant change and development. Workbooks and other resources are of course available for teachers, but focused, tailored packages for a specific topic can be difficult to … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: audiobook gifts, bookstores as travel attractions, publisher against libraries

lello bookstore, porto.
Lello bookstore in Portugal (yes, people are queuing to get in).

News on ebooks, writing and travel photography

6 easy ways to gift Audible audiobooks

It is possible to gift a single audiobook or a subscription to Audible’s book selection. You may also send … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: ebooks on Instagram, new EU laws troubling Google, circumstances that make readers

News on ebooks, writing and copyright

man holding an open book behind his back

French and German publishers unite to fight Google’s refusal to pay them copyright fees

Get ready for a long fight between major newspapers and Google (in Europe, at least). EU approved a new copyright directive earlier in … Read the Story

Finland designated the best wildlife travel destination 2019

fell scenery in lapland kilpisjärvi
Scenery in Lapland, Kilpisjärvi.

The summer of 2019 in Finland’s capital Helsinki was the first time when I thought that finally, overseas tourists have discovered the city. Tourist groups toured even in the new Oodi library, and happily camped in Nuuksio national … Read the Story