The author

Arthur Attwell is co-founder and director of Electric Book Works, where he develops new and better ways to publish in emerging markets. There he started Bettercare, which publishes self-managed course books for nurses and midwives. He’s a co-founder of the Digital Minds Network, a group of digital-publishing experts working in developing countries. Arthur is also the author of the EBW Knowledge Base and Encyclopaedia Britannica‘s ‘ebook’ entry.

He worked in educational and scholarly publishing for two multinational publishers before starting EBW in 2006. He has 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. He won ‘Most Entrepreneurial Startup’ with Paperight at O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing in New York in 2013.

He lives in Cape Town with his wife Michelle Matthews and their son Aidan.