Amazon Promotions for Kindle

If you are a publisher for Kindle Direct Publishing, you might want to consider offering a promotion for your book. Allow your book to be read for free for a number of days you could set. You may choose which days you want the promotion to start or to end. It may be one day at a time or for consecutive days depending on what you want. Continue reading

8 German Classics or Novels You Must Read

German novels have been existent for almost 350 years and it is no doubt that they have been producers of quality literature through time. Germans have tackled almost all topics you could think, from history, philosophy, and even the aspects of being human. Reading them are surely worth your time since you would be able to learn a lot from the famous classics they have produced. Here is a comprehensive list of some German novels you should consider taking time to read. Continue reading

The Works of a Literary Giant, Sigfried Lenz

German writer Siegfried Lenz died just last week. He was considered as one of the literary giants in the post-war Germany. Lenz have written a total of 14 novels and 120 short stories. His work has been read by about 25 million readers from around the world since they were translated in more than 20 languages.

As a tribute to Lenz, let us look at his life and work.

siegfriedLenz’ creative genius probably came from his experience since he was drafted to become part of the Navy of Germany when he was 17. It was his stint with the Navy that opened his eyes to the harrowing battles that happened in Baltic Sea. He also went into hiding and was briefly taken as a prisoner by the British forces. Lenz, after leaving prison went to Hamburg, where he survived by taking part in the Black Market and by donating blood. Continue reading