About Paperight

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.

Publishers and printing businesses can join the network here.


The Paperight team
Left to right, back row then front: Arthur Attwell, Tarryn-Anne Anderson, Yazeed Peters, Marie-Louise Rouget, Efemia Chela (EBW), Oscar Masinyana, Nick Mulgrew, Emma Attwell (EBW), Dezre Little, Philippa Dewey, Shaun Swingler

Arthur Attwell is Paperight’s founder and CEO. He oversees Paperight’s overall strategy and its implementation from day to day. He’s also our CTO, working closely with the development team at Realm Digital. (Visit his personal blog at arthurattwell.com.)

Tarryn-Anne Anderson is our chief operating officer. She heads up our work with publishers, and manages our content systems.

Yazeed Peters is our business-development manager. He works directly with our printing outlets, identifying and connecting business opportunities for the network.

Marie-Louise Rouget is our marketing manager. She manages our marketing work, helps outlets promote Paperight book-printing, and liaises with the media.

Oscar Masinyana is our reading-communities manager and content curator. He manages our community-building initiatives around content, such as reading clubs and the Paperight Young Writers’ Anthology.

Nick Mulgrew is our creative director. He manages Paperight’s branding, messaging, copy and design.

Dezre Little is our financial manager. She ensures that our team has everything it needs, keeps our business affairs in order, and manages grants and awards.

Philippa Dewey is our content manager. She prepares content and metadata for our network, and manages our policies and terms relating to intellectual property.

Shaun Swingler is our video producer. He turns our work into compelling visual stories to help us spread the word and inspire others to action.

You can email anyone on our team by using their first name followed by @paperight.com.

(Efemia Chela and Emma Attwell pictured above run Electric Book Works, our sibling organisation with whom we share offices.)

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.

South African company registration number: 2012/032488/07
South African VAT registration number: 4890262019