Industry Advisory Board Member | David Taylor

The Publishing Industry Advisory Board, which provides professional support and consultancy to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University.

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Company: Lightning Source

Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group

Group Managing Director, Lightning Source UK Ltd

David Taylor was named Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group and Group Managing Director, Lightning Source UK in February 2010. Mr. Taylor joined Lightning Source UK Ltd. in 2003 as Business Development Director and was named Managing Director at the end of 2003. In 2006, he took on the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Lightning Source Inc. From 2008 to 2009 he served as President of Lightning Source Inc. Upon the formation of Ingram Content Group, he became Senior Vice President for Content Acquisition outside the Americas in addition to holding senior roles in the UK, French and shortly to be launched Australian Lightning Source operations.

Mr. Taylor has over 27 years of experience in the UK and international bookselling trades.  He is a former Director of Blackwell’s international library supply business. He served on the Booksellers’ Association of the UK and Ireland’s Council for several years and is a former Chairman of the College and University Bookseller’s Group and also the Internet Bookseller’s Group, which he founded.
Mr. Taylor has a bachelor and a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Reading, England. He has also completed a diploma in management studies and a master of business administration at Oxford Brookes University. He is a member of the Society of Bookmen and has published a number of articles on the way in which technology has changed the way in which books are originated, produced, distributed and consumed.