Is Papyrus Author really free?
Yes. You can freely download and use Papyrus Author at your hearts content. No credit card required, no strings attached, no time restriction. We want you to embark on your creative journey with absolutely no barrier and just write happily.
What kind of device do I need to run Papyrus Author?
Papyrus Author is available as a desktop application for Windows 10 & 11 and macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 11 (Big Sur) and 12 (Monterey). Older operating systems often still work well, but we stop supporting them when Microsoft and Apple stop offering security updates. We are also working on mobile versions for Android and iOS!
How does the pricing model work?
Papyrus Author is free. Download, create an account, and start writing. When you feel ready to upgrade to Papyrus Author+, you subscribe on a month-to-month basis, with a price of 14.99 per month. Your subscription will renew until you cancel it and you can cancel your subscription at any time. When your subscription to Papyrus Author+ expires, you go back to Papyrus Author.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards through Stripe. We are also working at offering PayPal coming 2022.
Is Papyrus Author+ worth it?
It depends on your desires as a creative writer–our authors “feel” when it’s time to upgrade to Papyrus Author+. When they really commit to writing the best book they can, they fall in love with the opportunities that Papyrus Author+ offers.
The free version can absolutely satisfy you on your creative journey–but there might come a point when you want to achieve more... and that’s when Papyrus Author+ is for you.
How is Papyrus Author different from Papyrus Author+?
Both versions are great for writing books. Papyrus Author gives you everything you need to delve into your passion for writing, and create wonderful books. Select features are limited in how much you can use them, for example how many Character Sheets you can create, how far you can use the Readability Check, how many Thinkboards are available per document etc.
Papyrus Author+ lifts all limitations and frees the way for you to unleash your creativity with the full scope of all features. See the table up top for a direct comparison of both versions.
What happens if I downgrade from Papyrus Author+ to Papyrus Author?
Your documents and all associated files like Character Sheets, Thinkboards etc. are all still there. The only thing that happened is that the limitations of the free Papyrus Author apply again, meaning that you can only edit certain amounts of elements in different features, for example only the first four Character Sheets. Any additional ones are all still accessible but not editable. You will always be able to open projects created with Papyrus Author+ for free, even if you don't have a subscription anymore.
Can I use Papyrus Author even if I already have an ongoing writing project?
Absolutely! Papyrus Author is tailored to all stages of writing a book. No matter where you are right now, our features support your creative process, even in the final editing stages. Papyrus Author is compatible with word processors like Word–you can just open your recent document in Papyrus Author, or copy your text inside.
Is Papyrus Author for me if I only write non-fiction?
Oh yes! Non-fiction projects benefit from Papyrus Author’s organizational and planning tools just as much as fiction projects. The Style Analysis and Readability Check help keep your writing style concise and easy to digest. Research entries and Sheets for background information keep all your data in check. There is so much more–just try Papyrus Author for free to see if you like it!
Do you offer discounts for educational purposes?
Yes. We offer a 25% discount for university and school students under the age of 25. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and send proof of your student status, for example a scan of your student ID.
How is my payment being processed?
We use Stripe for all payment processes. Stripe is a modern and secure payment provider that is used across the world, for example by products such as Twitter or Pinterest. We do not handle your credit card information directly.
We want happy writers. If you believe you’ve made a mistake signing up for Papyrus Author+, please contact our email at email@example.com. We will refund you the full amount if you request a downgrade within 72 hours of signing up for the subscription.
If you are unhappy with Papyrus Author+, please let us know why. We love to hear your feedback and always strive for the best experience possible.