About Us

Paper + Ink’s founders are publishing veterans and friends who, one day, found themselves lamenting the fact that even amongst avid readers of their acquaintance, the ceaseless pace of modern life has meant that people often don’t have time for much more than flicking through news stories on their smartphones.

During further, related conversations about all things literary, they also theorised that many people would be delighted to read the great authors they’d never got around to, or to take a chance on new fiction in translation – if they could do so in short bursts, during the stolen moments of peace that punctuate our busy lives.

One more exchange – this time about the “return” by younger readers to printed books, and how each generation deserves its own editions of classic short stories to treasure – and they finally decided to do something.

The result? Why, Paper + Ink, of course.