NEW YORK — The overseer of Amazon.com's Kindle e-book and publishing divisions is preaching peace.
With a monthslong standoff between Amazon and Hachette Book Group over e-book revenues settled and a multiyear agreement in place, Amazon senior vice president Russ Grandinetti said Wednesday he looks forward to an era of "focusing on growing the business."
He notes such disputes, which led to Amazon removing "Pre-order" buttons from some Hachette books and reducing discounts, rarely become "so public" and the company's goal is to "keep it rare."
Grandinetti was interviewed on stage during Digital Book World, a three-day gathering in New York.
Harsh words were exchanged last year between Amazon and Hachette. But Grandinetti says the interests of Amazon and publishers are "highly aligned."