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Bruce Smith is a full-time author and awarding winning journalist. With over 100 books published he has been writing about home computers and sport for over 30 years.
With the arrival of the BBC Micro his first magazine work was published and he started to write for a variety of computer publications including Computing Today and Acorn User. A number of book contracts encouraged him to pursue this career professionally. His publishers include BBC, Virgin Books, Rough Guides, Collins and Headline and many of his books have been translated into other languages including Japanese, Italian, Dutch and French.
In the late 1980’s he teamed up with best friend David Atherton to form Dabs Press which ultimately became dabs.com the number one on-line retailer of electronic goods. (The name Dabs coming from the initials of the two partners.) After Dabs stopped publishing books to concentrate on retailing, Bruce formed Bruce Smith Books which became the number one publishing house for Commodore Amiga titles.
A number of business publishing ventures included the first football business magazine - Football Decision, Non League Football Monthly, and Stadium & Arena Management magazine (SAM). The latter soon became the most popular pan-global magazine for decision makers in the industry. Using knowledge gained from close contacts in the industry Bruce traveled the world promoting the publication and undertaking a variety of consultancy roles. He designed the waste infrastructure at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and also provided consultancy services to The FA during the design and re-building of Wembley Stadium.
Bruce has also undertaken a number of broadcasting roles. He partnered Carole Vorderman for BBC TV’s successful The Software Show. In 1998 he joined Channel 4’s Big Breakfast team initially for the World Cup but then for subsequent semi regular roles. He also appeared as football pundit on a number of BBC Radio Stations and on TV for BBC World Service News and Sports programmes. He spent several years freelancing as a regular match commentator and summariser for BBC Three Counties Radio.
Bruce Smith was born in Bethnal Green, East London and is currently living in Sydney where he continues to write. He is married and has four children.
Bruce can be contacted via his website at www.brucesmith.info