Arthur Attwell

Arthur Attwell
CEO, Paperight

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Founder of Paperight and a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. Before Paperight, I co-founded and ran Electric Book Works, a book production and consulting company in Cape Town, developing digital-publishing best practice in emerging markets. There I founded EBW Healthcare, which publishes learning materials for nurses. I’m a co-founder of the Digital Minds Network, a group of digital-publishing experts working in developing countries.

I worked in educational and scholarly publishing for two multinational publishers before starting EBW in 2006. I’ve presented at conferences in South Africa, India, Europe and the US, and was runner-up for the British Council’s International Young Publishing Entrepreneur award in 2009.


Location: Duffy/Columbia Level:
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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