Arthur is a serial adventurer in publishing innovation. He is a co-founder and director at Fire and Lion, a long-form storytelling agency. His ventures include the Electric Book Works publishing lab; healthcare publisher Bettercare; Book Dash children’s books; and Paperight, an award-winning experiment in distributed print-on-demand. He is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow.
Arthur worked for multinational publishers before starting EBW in 2006. He has presented at conferences around the world and is the author of Designing for Digital, the EBW Knowledge Base, Encyclopaedia Britannica‘s ‘ebook‘ entry, and an acclaimed poetry collection.
Arthur was born in Durban in 1976, grew up in Amanzimtoti, White River, and Pretoria, and attended the University of Cape Town. He lives in Cape Town with his wife Michelle Matthews and their son Aidan.