Michael Smith

Michael Smith
Partnership Development and Publisher Relations Manager, Worldreader

Website | @rothwellsmith

Michael Smith is the Partnership Development and Publisher Relations Manager at Worldreader. He has worked with Worldreader since Jan 2012. Focused on digital publishing, Michael works to build long term relationships with international publishing houses to bring e-books to the developing world in Africa. His current focus is on digital publishing, e-books, mobile content & applications, international business development, and the bridging of new technology from the western world to the populous and remote areas of Africa. Prior to joining Worldreader, Michael spent the last 10 years working in the Canadian Financial Services Industry where he was last the VP of Compliance for an independent Canadian Brokerage Firm. Michael also chaired the IIROC CLS Education Committee from 2008-2010; an industry organization that runs National quarterly education sessions and an International Education Conference for the Canadian Investment Industry. Michael holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Western Ontario.

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Location: Duffy/Columbia
Arthur Attwell (Paperight), Michael Smith (Worldreader)
As publishers, our mission should be to put every book within walking distance of every home. Our success will depend on disruptive innovations that get books to people who have never owned a book, where there are no bookstores or libraries. Read more.

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