After forty years in bookselling and publishing sales, working in most of Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Africa and the Caribbean, David Perry is now a freelance consultant and serial volunteer at EAFOL. He was the Regional Sales Manager for Oxford Academic in the Middle East and Africa for the final twelve years of his working life, during which time he worked closely with Isobel Abulhoul to set up the OUP Short Story Competition; they also collaborated on the first Dubai International Publishing Conference, and on the cultural programme at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair. He says publishing is a wonderful industry—six years after retiring he is still involved!
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