Amazon dominates many ebook markets across the globe, but there are some corners of the world where local ebook stores thrive. Scandinavia (in this case, only Sweden, Norway and Finland) is not an easy market for a large international company like Amazon to enter because every country has its own language and currency, and above all, the markets are fairly small. Adlibris is the largest Scandinavian online bookstore that also offers a large selection of ebooks.
At the moment, Swedish customers may choose from 25 000 ebooks, Norwegians have a selection of 23 000 ebooks and Finns don’t yet know how many ebooks there are, because Adlibris’ Finnish ebookstore is waiting for its official launch (ebooks are already available, though). Vast majority of available ebooks at Adlibris are published in Swedish or in Norwegian.
Here are the Adlibris bookstores where Scandinavian customers can shop in their local language and currency. Finland Norway Sweden
When most people think about Scandinavia, they probably think about Stockholm, fjälls, fjords in Norway, large wilderness areas of Lapland, and the Northern lights, but how many travelers have seen the unique archipelago in the South-West corner of Sweden? That’s where the city of Gothenburg is located as well, but on the mainland. Now, you can read all about it from our new travel guide.
Gothenburg and Sweden’s West Coast is not an ordinary travel guide. Although it includes all the necessary sections that you would expect from a guidebook, the ebook comes with some extra features: photo galleries and resizable maps have been complemented with video segments.
The majority of overseas visitors arrive in Helsinki, Finland’s capital in the summer. During summer weekends, however, local people migrate to their summer cottages they have built on lake and sea shores around the country. In the winter, on the other hand, a visitor may encounter peculiar local habits, such as skiing and skating on sea or sledding in the city center.
In any case, if you are planning to visit Finland, and Helsinki in particular, it makes sense to plan ahead. Travel guidebook I, Helsinki lets you quickly discover the sights you want to visit and activities you would like to try out.
Here is a video (captured in the summer) that includes five chapters from the book that you can listen and watch:
In 2014, my travels took me to Scandinavian countries, primarily Sweden. Southern and western regions of Sweden along with Stockholm were the main destinations.
After exploring and staying on the West Coast of Sweden, I had more than enough material and contacts for interviews to write a travel guidebook Gothenburg and Sweden’s West Coast about this region that is the most popular vacation destination for Swedes after Stockholm.
The nice thing in this part of the Scandinavia was that it was possible to enjoy lively city life in Gothenburg and enjoy the great outdoors in the pristine archipelago of the West Coast.
Book trade professionals in North Europe are familiar with Gothenburg because of the annual Book Fair that is the largest in northern Europe.
Here is the 2014 travel photo gallery where you can find photos of other photographers taken from other places as well:
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A Concise History of Finland outlines the key historical events that created the nation. The story of Finland starts from the early Middle Ages, and takes readers to the new challenges set by globalization.