Catching the Wave

Podcast episode: 37

Confessions of a Digital Opportunist

David Attwool

An irreverent romp through 40 years of analogue and (from 1984) digital publishing – which should prompt some career ideas or at least cautionary tales. Based on his current business, David will also suggest how a growing number of 21st-century publishing businesses and careers will look radically different from the current ‘norm’.

David Attwooll runs a publishing consultancy and digital licensing agency, Attwooll Associates Ltd (www.attwoollassociates.com). Prior to that he founded in 1992 Helicon Publishing, a reference database business, which was floated on the AIM stock market and before being sold to WHSmith, and then RM plc.

His previous jobs included Managing Director of Random House UK’s Paperback and Reference Divisions, and Editorial Director of OUP’s Trade and Reference publishing.

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