Since five months I’m a part of huge emigrant’s circle. Nothing to be proud of. Nothing to be angry at. I came from ugly, sad and dirty city of Lodz (Poland) to beautiful, active and clean Amsterdam. Exciting. Lately something strange happend. I realized, some part of my heart felt empty. Some part of my stomach felt empty too. Some part of my brain felt lonely.
Do you like Amazon? – Yeah!
Do you like it’s e-books? – Yeah!
Do you like, they can print a book especially for you? – Yeah!
Do you like Kindle? – Oh yeah!
Are you Polish? – Yeah…
So Amazon do not like you!
Not so long ago, the great Amazon’s action has begun. Polish language e-books started to disappear… Amazon said to Polish authors and publishers: “It’s illegal to put Polish language books on our website”. Why? Nobody knows… There are a few books left out there but how and who decided which book should be deleted and which not?
Self-publishing market is still small in Poland. It’ll take time to convince readers to carry one e-book reader instead of three heavy books. But we make progress. New electronic publishing houses are open, I’m sure many more will appear. Writers are searching new ways to get their readers… They try using new technologies… And… the biggest global distributor doesn’t help. Why? If you have any ideas, please, let me know 🙂
We can call it „polish school of posters”, but when i look at these works, i see, that each artist has his own „school”. These are polish posters, made for west’s movies. I think, it’s much more interesting if a movie poster is not only a photo, shot cut from a movie scene, but when it’s an art, an unique artist’s interpretation, convention and technique.
I’ve always known that Polish people have a tendency to be difficult. I guess I just got used to it. I mean, I understand how it works and more or less why it works this way — so my tolerance level is higher. It seems that I’ve even stopped noticing some of these “Polish traits”.