Amazon Introduces Kindle Singles Interview Series

Amazon has introduced “The Kindle Singles Interview,” a new series of long form interviews with iconic figures being published on the Kindle Singles platform. The idea stems from the Playboy Interview, which was born back in the sixties. David Blum, editor of Kindle Singles explained in a statement: “We hope to carry forward that tradition, and use the unlimited digital space to engage great artists and thinkers in conversation with skilled writers and interviewers.”

The debut interview is a conversation with Shimon Peres, Israel’s 89-year-old president, called, “The Optimist.” In the interview with journalist David Samuels, Peres says that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the most important revolutionary leader in the world today. “He made a revolution with a billion people,” says Peres. 

Here is more about the interview from the press release:

Peres, who turns 90 on August 2, was elected president of Israel in 2007. He previously served two terms as Israel’s Prime Minister, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 (with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin) for his role in the peace negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords. In ‘The Optimist,’ President Peres insisted that forthcoming peace talks arranged by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are serious, and asserted that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is a partner for peace. He also called for a peaceful resolution to his country’s conflicts with Iran, declaring that ‘sanctions are functioning’ and adding that ‘I wouldn’t like to start anything by shooting.’

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Pinterest Marketing

Pinterest MarketingPin your way to a wider audience! Starting December 1, work with the VP of Marketing at SheKnows to learn how to leverage Pinterest for your brand. In this course, you'll learn how to create a Pinterest Playbook to develop and measure your marketing strategy, grow a follower base, run an effective contest, and stay updated on the best practices for this platform. Register now!