Arthur is the co-founder and director of Electric Book Works, where he leads R&D in publishing and technology. His flagship projects include Bettercare learning programmes for health professionals; Book Dash open-licensed children’s books; and Paperight, an award-winning experiment in distributed print-on-demand. He is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and co-founder of the Digital Minds Network, a think-tank of digital-publishing experts working in developing countries.
Arthur worked for multinational publishers before starting EBW in 2006. He has presented at conferences in South Africa, India, Europe and the US, and is the author of Designing for Digital, the EBW Knowledge Base, and Encyclopaedia Britannica‘s ‘ebook‘ entry. He’s also a published poet.
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.