What does the future hold for the academic publishing business in India?
Indian publishing industry is growing stronger day by day. With the present insights, the Indian publishing sector is the third largest nation in English language publishing and the sixth largest nation in book publishing. With time technology has transformed the publishing industry both inside and out, but the next big question is will the publishing…

Award for Excellence in Book Production – 2018
The stage was set, and all the nominees were nailed to their seats for the one event that every Indian publisher looks forward to – the Awards for Excellence in Book Production. Organised during the Delhi Book Fair on August 30, the event is aimed at motivating distributors to enhance production in terms of both…

Education Reforms: A Necessity In India
Time and again there has been one sure thing that our country has continuously failed in and that is reforming the education sector. 72 years of independence and we still see reports claiming that close to 50% of class V students are not able to read text meant for class II students, which is a…

Reimagining Future with Reading Culture
April was a busy month, and I fool you not! I’ve been hopping around places doing something I love the most- attending book fairs, meeting my fellow publishers, the audience we direct our efforts to cater to, and building connections that we hope, last for decades. My journey began with the London Book Fair 2018,…

How is technology changing the publishing landscape?
Technology has been disrupting every sector, and when it comes to publishing, it is no different! There has been a significant shift in the entire publishing landscape with the introduction of new technology. With change comes challenges, but to adapt and evolve into something better or become obsolete is a choice that remains. If you…

Printed Books for Children: An Unadulterated Future
‘Digital Age’, ‘Digital is the future’, ‘Digital India’…. A lot of digital here and there, and why not, technology is amazing! Things technology can do is just worth all that admiration and acceptance. But it can never replace a good parent or a good teacher. Being in a close relationship with the printed world let…

Evolution of Indian Book Export Market
India has a rich literary heritage. Some of the most distinguished authors include Rabindranath Tagore, Amir Khusro, Abul Fazl, Ziauddin Barani, and A.K. Ramanujan amongst several others. Literary works in Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Bengali, Urdu apart from just English language have paved way for carving out a niche for themselves. Around 20th century with the…

A year summed up in one moment!
After a year full of extensive planning with emphasis on the minutest of details, the 32nd International Publishers Congress finally took off on a high note! It’s overwhelming to see a plethora of publishers and stakeholders from around the world gathered at one platform to exchange ideas, concerns and remedies. With nearly 300 delegates participating,…

Bringing Publishing Experts Under One Roof
The Indian publishing industry witnessed one of the major international events this February. Hosted by the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP), the 32nd IPA International Publishers Congress came back with a bang. It was an amazing experience being a part of this phenomenal 3-day event as an organising member. Beginning on a high note, the…

An Insight: Indian Book Market
If you are a reader, author, book lover or publisher, this piece of information is just for you. Indian book market is growing at an impressive rate. According to a survey conducted by the National Book Trust of India 2010, one-fourth of the young population with an astonishing figure of 83 million is identified as…