YourStory Media acquires e-book creator Papyrus Editor


YourStory Media Pvt Ltd is on the fast track to create technology products that will allow everyone to tell their story in an easy and intuitive manner. While the launch of the Indian languages usergenerated content (UGC) product is slated for January 2016, we have acquired Papyrus Editor, an online editor to create e-books.

Papyrus is a simple online editor that helps authors create ebooks using a simple, easy-to-use interface. It allows users to edit the cover using a simple drag-and-drop cover editor, import content from the web or create new content as easily as writing a blog post. To put up a book for sale, the author or user simply has to set a price and click ‘publish’.

Papyrus was started with the goal of simplifying the process of creating ebooks. It has, to an extent, been able to make self-publishing more approachable for the end user. Being a part of YourStory will give Papyrus access to a larger user base and help take the product to the next level, said Gaurav Tiwari, who founded Papyrus in 2012.

YourStory strongly believes in the democratisation of content to give every Indian the power of telling their stories in their own language. Today YourStory, which has narrated the stories of over 21,000 entrepreneurs, is available in 13 languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Oriya, Gujarati, Punjabi, Assamese and Urdu.

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