Job title: Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International at Ingram Content Group
David Taylor was named Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group, and Group Managing Director, Lightning Source UK in February 2010. He is also a Director of Lightning Source Australia and is currently President of Lightning Source France, which is a joint venture with Hachette Livre.
Mr Taylor joined Lightning Source UK in June 2003 as Business Development Director and was named Managing Director in December 2003. In June 2006, he served in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Lightning Source Inc. In June 2008, he took on the additional role of President, Lightning Source Inc.
Mr Taylor has over 30 years of experience in the UK and international book trades in a wide range of senior management positions including online bookselling, retail bookselling and library supply for both books and journals. 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. He is a regular speaker at book trade conferences and has published a number of articles on the impact that new technologies are having on the book trade supply chain. He is currently Vice Chair of the Book Society.
Mr Taylor has a bachelor and a master degree in English literature from the University of Reading, England. He has also completed a Diploma in Management Studies and an MBA.
Recent media appearances:
David Taylor has appeared on the BBC Worldwide News, and he’s written for the following publications: PIRA (UK), Against the Grain, BookBrunch, Bookseller & Publisher Magazine (AUS), Writers & Artists Yearbook (UK), The Bookseller.