Easter Week is party time in Valencia, Spain, but visitors enjoy unique sights of the city as well

In Spain, every city and village has its own festivities that are unique to the community. A number of these fiestas have long traditions, whereas others, like the Tomatina near Valencia in Bunol is a recent innovation. In addition to gazillion … Read the Story

Apple iPad Mini 2019 model comes with handwriting, drawing, note taking capability

Ereader device manufacturers are developing their products to include writing and drawing functions, and tablet vendors are following the same trend. The biggest IT company in the world, Apple, has decided to transform its entry level iPad Mini table into a … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: slow news, first time at a book fair, writers need a Plan B

News on ebooks, writing and self-publishing

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Why slow journalism and limited amount of news is growing a following

Nieman Lab has a story that you should read slowly and digest properly because a new trend is developing: slow journalism. Information overload and excessive … Read the Story

Ebook reading, travel, and other mobile apps may be leaking private data to Facebook

Writers, ebook lovers, travelers, and anyone who is using downloaded applications on their mobile phones or tablets are silently leaking their personal data to Facebook. A research organization has published a study that shows how apps, including popular travel applications like … Read the Story

Almost everyone loves to work remotely, but how to ensure those daily hours are productive?

Many professionals, for instance, writers, artists, and designers have been working remotely – alone at home or in a study near home – for ages. It has been considered something that came with the profession. Recently knowledge workers who commuted daily … Read the Story

Valencia hosts the biggest spring carnival in Spain: Fallas fiesta

Fallas carnival in Valencia, Spain, is considered such an important tradition that it has become a Unesco World Heritage event (Intangible Cultural Heritage). Party-goers, however, don’t have time to think about Unesco because there are so many happenings in the ancient … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: myths of publishing, ebook subscription service hacked, download free audiobooks

News on ebooks, indie publishing and copyright

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Myths Versus Facts in Book Writing and Publishing

Booher Research Institute makes good points in this article about common urban tales in book publishing. The only thing I would like to remind our readers across the … Read the Story

10.3-inch ereader Boyue Likebook Mimas provides snappy performance for writing and reading

Ereader devices have found a new life and new customers after manufacturers started designing large-screen products with handwriting capability. 8, 10 and 13-inch ereaders can be used for taking notes, annotating documents, reading comics, PDF documents and ebooks. The Boyue Likebook … Read the Story