CBSE and Private Publishers. A Collaboration, Maybe?
My earlier blog NCERT VS Private Publishers talked about the advantages and disadvantages for both NCERT and private publishers when it comes to textbook publishing for CBSE-affiliated schools. There have been times when NCERT proved to be better than private publishers, and vice versa. But in this debate revolving around selecting any one, a collaborative…

Top 7 Indian Publishers for Children: My Pick
I am not an avid reader myself, and given my busy schedule I hardly find time to read. But I see my little kid having quite a taste for books. Can’t really argue if it’s the content, the graphics and colours or all of them. As far I can recollect apart from the school libraries…

The Goods & Service Tax (GST) that came in with different tax slabs, opened doors to a lot of confusion across industries. In my earlier blog on the Impact of GST on Prints Publications, I mentioned how we faced the disadvantage of no input tax credit for taxes, as books, journals & periodicals fall under…

Literary Prizes: Making Way For Quality Fiction
Ever wondered what literary prizes do that just good reviews can’t? They push you towards giving your best, proving your worth to all over and over, AND finding your way to always remain on top, or in the race at least. Having said that, whether or not such prizes are relevant, and how much if…

Digital Publishing Or Print Publishing? Or A Mix?
“Digital publishing vs print publishing – what’s your take, Pranav?” This is a question someone asked me at a get-together recently. After an hour long debate, I thought I must pen down and share my thoughts about the same. So here I am… I have been associated with the print publishing business for decades now,…

New Delhi World Book Fair: What’s Amiss?
Held for the last 45 years, the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) is now a major calendar event in the publishing world. With each passing year and growing number of participants, the NDWBF has grown tremendously. This time around, the 25th edition of NDWBF will be held from 6th to 14th January, 2018 at…

2017: What does it hold in store for the publishing industry?
2016 was an eventful year for the publishing industry. Self-published writers saw a growth, while the influence from Chinese Publishers resulted in increased acquisitions and partnerships. There were a few sad demises of traditional book shops but the the new players kept the excitement going for market watchers. The publishing industry is definitely excited for…

Journals: A Gateway to Knowledge
Journals are not only a key source to meet all your knowledge needs, but also help you find answers to questions in countless ways. Journals have become one of the fastest and most effective means of disseminating research findings. Each article published in a journal allows you to extensively explore a specific topic, which in…

Where is the Book Industry Heading To?
No matter how old we get, one just cannot live without books. As children, our teachers and parents introduced us to books, using stories to impart wisdom. As we grew up, the stories and their characters became a part of our lives, guiding us and giving us some of the best moments of our lives.…