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.
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.
I would like to share a good news with You in this hot hot summer. I have been appointed new Chief International Business Development for Simplicissimus Book Farm (SBF), the Italian company working in the digital content business.
As You can see in the picture Antonio Tombolini have been celebrating this new step with me in front of SBF headquarter.
I’ll continue to travel a lot to find new partners, publishers and more to work together expanding distribution of ebooks and digital magazines around the world. First stops of next weeks: Rio de Janeiro, Rome, FrankFurt.
Because of my international job I’ll blog more here and on a new blog inside Simplicissimus english web site.
From midnight for 24 hours my book will be a Kindle Special Deal on Amazon.it. Comunicare con Twitter will be offered with a special price of 99 cent (!) Is that a deal?! I think so. Paper book price is 24,90 euro and normal ebook price is 9,88 euro.
It’s in Italian and it’s about Twitter. If You are interested You cannot miss it.