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Maybe you have seen my Tweet, but if not, I got myself an Amazon Kindle before Christmas, a Kindle 3 with WLAN/3G.
There is a lot of books to be downloaded from Amazon, but almost nothing in Germany.
Some tools that can help you with bringing content to the Kindle:
- Calibre http://calibre-ebook.com/ comprehensive eBook-Management
- Auto-Kindle http://sourceforge.net/projects/autokindle/ to convert PDFs into MobiPocket format for the Kindle
- MobiPocket Creator http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloadsoft/productdetailscreator.asp – more functions than Auto-Kindley, but YMMV
And yes, the Kindle can read PDFs, but will render them page by page which is in many cases impossible when you want to read longer stuff.
Zweitausendeins in Germany (http://www.zweitausendeins.de/ ) have a DVD with a large eBook-Library in different formats on sale, lot of German (and other Classics): http://www.zweitausendeins.de/redaktionelles/?thema=181208#B4
“In the old days, 200 years ago, if you were a composer, the only way you could make money was to travel with the orchestra and be the conductor, because then you’d be paid as a musician. There was no recording. There were no record royalties. So I would say, “Try to disconnect the idea of cinema with the idea of making a living and money.” Because there are ways around it.”
Volker would say: “Repeat after me…”
- 39 business travels
- 69 nights in hotels on a total of 106 travel days, only 4 trips were one day only
- Countries visited: Norway, Germany, Qatar, Ukraine, UK
- not to mention private travels to Norway, Spain and in Germany
On my last trip to Oslo, the lady at the hotel reception identified me with my first name, which is sort of scary.
Totally unrelated, this was personally a sad year. My brother passed away after a long fight against cancer in April, short before his 39th birthday and my grandmother closed her circle of life end of September, having been 88 years. Also too many good people passed away within our friends families and we feel with all of them. I can only hope that the next year will be much better.
Wish you all Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011.
See you on the other side…
So eine schöne Liebeserklärung an den Äppelwoi habe ich schon lange nicht mehr gelesen. Das treibt mir als Hessen im Exil wirklich die Tränen in die Augen. Jetzt mit Freunden ein Bembel im Rad…. (schwelg):
Lohnt sich doch, die FAZ zu lesen 😉