A conversation with Russ Grandinetti, VP Kindle Content for Amazon

russ grandinetti

Saturday May 3rd I had the pleasure to interview Russ Grandinetti, VP Kindle Content for Amazon. He is the guy in charge of everything related to Kindle except from hardware and devices.

We talked about new e-ink devices coming soon during next months, social reading, self publishing and more. It is one hour conversation in English from the International Journalism Festival 2014 #ijf14.


Photo credit: Alessio Jacona.

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Postcards from Manaus


We can instantly communicate with everyone ion every moment around the world. I could send You a photo from my phone traveling by train and You can receive it after a few seconds sit on the beach 10.000 kms far or more. It’s a daily miracle and we don’t even think about it.

That’s why a simple old postcard, coming from the other side of the Atlantic after more than one month, hand written with love, could be very precious, more than You can imagine.

Thank You Ricky

Next stop: Guadalajara, Mexico


My international job with Simplicissimus makes me a globetrotter. After going to Rio de Janeiro for Bienal do Livro and Frankfurt for the international bookfair, next month I will go to Guadalajara for the biggest bookfair of Latin America.

FIL is the largest and most significant publishing event in the Spanish-speaking world. Each year, we welcome over 20,000 book professionals from 43 countries, nearly 2,000 publishing houses exhibiting about 300,000 titles, and over 600,000 visitors during nine days. The Fair is also the largest cultural festival in America with over 600 authors coming every year

Thanks to a last minute invitation I will go there as a speaker:

The FIE is one of the most important events that FIL offers to attending book professionals; each year we tackle a different subject, and this year the forum is focusing on “Books and Reading: Changes in the Ecosystem.”
The forum will take place on Tuesday, December 3, and Wednesday, December 4. We would like you to speak on December 4 from 17:15 to 18:15 hours on the panel: “From Shelf to the Screen: Selling Books. Distribution and bookstores in virtual times.”

Isn’t it cool?

By the way, I am going there to select our next Mexico country manager. Simplicissimus is expanding quickly.