Indian brands have been following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘vocal for local’ or localisation of a vision for a while now. Emphasising for a self-reliant or Atma nirbhar India, the government has asked that products not only be made in India, but also for the promotion of local brands, manufacturing and supply chain. Taking the… Continue reading What Does Make in India Mean for the Publishing Industry?
A publisher for life, I have been delving in technology and digital for years now. This interest led me to become part of OMLogic as a Director in 2016 with my once a vendor and now a good friend. Over the years we have done a variety of different (some successful, some not as much)… Continue reading About Frontlist – The Online News Portal
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… Continue reading What does the future hold for the academic publishing business in India?
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… Continue reading Award for Excellence in Book Production – 2018
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… Continue reading Education Reforms: A Necessity In India
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… Continue reading How is technology changing the publishing landscape?
‘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… Continue reading Printed Books for Children: An Unadulterated Future
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,… Continue reading A year summed up in one moment!
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… Continue reading Bringing Publishing Experts Under One Roof
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… Continue reading An Insight: Indian Book Market
The publishing industry plays a key role in building the society and community, intellectually and morally. We publishers need to steer our efforts towards the development of nation, especially in research. Research papers and journals are the storehouse of knowledge, and they hold immense potential to bring a change in thoughts, actions and imagination. Social… Continue reading Serving Society Beyond Books
Getting books published is a well-known struggle for authors. But what comes next is the threat of piracy. Being in the publishing industry, we receive many manuscripts as part and parcel of the publishing house life. Earlier, manuscripts used to be handwritten, so proving ownership was easier. With the advent of digitisation, manuscripts are compiled… Continue reading Copyright: How protected is your work?
A unique blend of innovation and experience, the International Publishers Association presents the 32nd International Publishers Congress. With only two days to go, I’m really excited about the IPA Congress that will take place in Taj Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi. FIP is hosting the IPA Congress in India this year. Having staged it first in… Continue reading 32nd IPC – Bringing Publishers Together
New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) has always been an important event not only for bibliophiles but also publishers & authors. The much awaited 8-day extravaganza began on January 6, 2018. Much to the book lovers’ delight, an overwhelming participation from over 20 EU countries with delegation of publishers, editors and authors was seen this… Continue reading Sneak Peek: New Delhi World Book Fair 2018
Moving ahead from where I left the topic in my last blog about CAPEXIL: Aiding Indian Publishing Industry, and how Prints Publication Pvt. Ltd. and I have always been closely related to CAPEXIL. CAPEXIL is an apex body set up by the Ministry of Commerce to promote Indian Exports as per the Article of Association… Continue reading CAPEXIL: What’s the fate of the 6 Panel Elections?
Exports of printed books, newspapers, pictures in India decreased to 41.24 USD million in 2016 from 142.12 USD million in 2015. In order to facilitate the export of chemical-based and allied products, the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, had set up CAPEXIL, an Export Promotion Council, in 1958. CAPEXIL is an ISO 9001:2008 certified… Continue reading CAPEXIL: Aiding Indian Publishing Industry
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… Continue reading CBSE and Private Publishers. A Collaboration, Maybe?
Books, music, movies – 3 most common interests people indulge in. And interestingly, these forms of art find a way to stay connected more often than not. Movies adapted from books. Music inspired from poems. Music in movies. If you love music as much as I do, these 7 books are a must read for… Continue reading 7 Books Music Lovers Must Read This Winter
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… Continue reading Top 7 Indian Publishers for Children: My Pick
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… Continue reading The GST Battle on Royalty: Publishers Vs Authors
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… Continue reading Literary Prizes: Making Way For Quality Fiction