Arthur Attwell’s Paperight Wins Digital Minds Innovation Award and O’Reilly Tools of Change Startup Showcase
Paperight, Arthur Attwell’s print-on-demand start-up company, which can turn any business with any printer and an internet connection into a bookstore, has recently won two awards.
Venture Burn’s Michelle Atagana reported on the first, which saw Paperight being named one of the winner’s of the O’Reilly Tools of Change Startup Showcase at a conference in New York. Attwell’s company was named the “Most Entrepreneurial” at the publishing technology conference.
South African startup Paperight has been named as one of the winners of the O’Reilly Tools of Change Startup Showcase in New York City.
Paperight, a print-on-demand service that allows photocopy shops to legally print books, is funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation. Founded in 2011 by Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow Arthur Attwell, Paperight claims to have more than 200 outlets throughout South Africa, offering over 1000 fiction and non-fiction titles as well as the country’s most comprehensive database of past matric exam papers.
Paperight’s second win was at the London Book Fair, where it won the Digital Minds Innovation Award. Commenting on the win, Attwell said “We’re incredibly honoured to have this support from the world’s leading minds in digital publishing”.
South African start-up company Paperight has won the Digital Minds Innovation Award at the London Book Fair – one of the world’s most prestigious publishing events.
The showcase was held last night at the Digital Minds Conference, a precursor event to the London Book Fair, where dozens of illustrious speakers from around the publishing world speculate and postulate about evolution, innovation and disruption in the publishing industry. Keynote speakers included authors Neil Gaiman and Robert Levine, as well as Will Atkinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Faber & Faber.
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