RJ Wheaton

SVP Digital at Penguin Random House Canada

Author of Portishead's Dummy in the 33 1/3 series


All opinions on this website are my own, not those of my employer.


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Portishead's Dummy is a volume in Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series of books about music albums.

The book was published in October 2011 and is also available as an eBook.

The Elements of Work is a series of writings about professionalism and productivity, with a special emphasis on change and communication.

A flavour of these interests can be seen in a presentation I gave at BookNet Canada's TechForum conference in March 2014:

Recent blog posts on professionalism and productivity:

RJ Wheaton was raised in the UK and has lived in California, the Netherlands, and now Canada. He has a couple of master’s degrees; has worked in web development and book retail; and is currently SVP Digital at Penguin Random House Canada.

RJ Wheaton has written extensively about books and music and from 2005-2011 was Senior Producer for PopMatters.com, the international magazine of cultural criticism. In 2011 his volume on Portishead’s Dummy was published in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series.

He believes in (1) the inherent goodness of humanity, (2) the notion that science and technology will save us if we tend to art, and (3) the restorative powers of a good plate of nachos. Likes: jazz (hard bop); Mexico 66s; American pragmatism.

All opinions on this website are his own and do not reflect the views of any former, current, or future employers, family members, acolytes, or basically anyone else if he can possibly avoid it.

You can contact RJ Wheaton at hello@rjwheaton.com

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