Paperight turns any business with any printer and an Internet connection into a print-on-demand bookstore.
The days of expensive and inaccessible books are over. By registering with Paperight for free, copy shops anywhere in the world have access to an online library from which they can legally print out books, magazines and other documents for their customers. All a customer has to do to get a book is to walk into a Paperight outlet, and ask for one. No complicated rights agreements; no waiting.
Paperight lets publishers earn licence fees from legal print-outs of their books, cutting out expensive distribution and printing costs, and passing those savings on to customers. A customer pays the outlet (e.g. a copy shop) for their print-out, and the outlet uses Paperight to pay the publisher. Paperight makes buying and selling books easier and, overall, more cost-effective for everyone anywhere.
Arthur Attwell is Paperight’s founder and CEO. He oversees Paperight’s overall strategy and its implementation from day to day. He’s Paperight’s CTO, working closely with our development team at Realm Digital. (Visit his personal blog at arthurattwell.com.)
Tarryn-Anne Anderson is our content manager. She liaises with publishers, organises unearthly amounts of metadata, and is responsible for coordinating the uploading of books onto the Paperight site.
Nick Mulgrew is our head of communications. He handles all of Paperight’s press and print media and sometimes moonlights as a real journalist.
Yazeed Peters is our outlets development manager. He makes sure our outlets are happy and are using Paperight efficiently and profitably.
Dezre Little is our financial manager. She ensures that our team has everything it needs to function efficiently, and keeps our business affairs in order.
Oscar Masinyana is our content curator. He makes sure the content on Paperight is organised in ways that are really useful to our member outlets and their customers.
Philippa Dewey is the rights expert on our content team. She prepares content and metadata for sale, and works with our policies and terms relating to intellectual property.
Marie-Louise Rouget is our promotion and PR intern. She works with the media and with our outlets to make sure people know how and where to find Paperight books.
You can email anyone on our team by using their first name followed by @paperight.com.
Legal and funding
Paperight (Pty) Ltd is a limited-liability company registered in Cape Town, South Africa. Originally a project of Electric Book Works, it is now an independent company funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation.