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Andrew Crawford (born July 27, 1971) is an Irish entrepreneur and the former founder and CEO of The Book Depository. He was born in Zambia, of Irish Heritage. Crawford, an Old Gregorian was educated at Downside School and then The University of Liverpool studying engineering science and industrial Management. After a brief spell working for his family firm, Crawford worked in the 1990s in security and specialist risk management working as a Private Security Contractor throughout EMEA. Having been part of the startup team for Bookpages.co.uk sold to Amazon.com, he went on to found The Book Depository in 2004 which is working to make "All Books Available to All".
Crawford is also founder of Dodo Press a publisher which reissues up to 200 classic titles a week, and also has a majority interest in ElKotob.com an Egyptian Business Processing Outsourcing company based in Alexandria. He is also a regular columnist for The Bookseller.
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- Crawford, Andrew (15 January 2009). "The weakest link". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Crawford, Andrew (15 November 2009). "Delivering the goods". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Jones, Philip (19 January 2011). "Sales grow 70% in first half at The Book Depository". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Moules, Jonathan (22 February 2008). "Reading between the lines to find where the money is". Financial Times. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Neill, Graeme (22 August 2008). "Book Depository plans overseas drive". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Maguire, Adam. "Irishman sells niche online book retailer to Amazon". The Irish Times.
- "Amazon plot thickens in Book Depository buyout". Belfast Telegraph.
- "Online book retailer bought by Amazon". Gloucester Citizen.
- "Calligo Limited Successfully Complete a $2.6m Investment Round With a Further $5m Credit Line". Market Wired.
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