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
It all started with a moment of silence for one of the most loved Prime Ministers of our country and a great poet, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. May his soul rest in peace. Unfortunately, our chief guest for the programme, Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President; Indian Council for Cultural Relations & Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)… Continue reading Federation of Indian Publishers: 44th Annual General Meeting
India is one of the largest populated countries in the world. With a population of 1.32 billion, India ranks second after China. With a population so large, there are both challenges, as well as opportunities in every sector. Talking about the publishing landscape in India, the market is comparatively large and holds vast potential, all… Continue reading India- A Strong Market for Academic Publishing
After two eventful and successful days of the 32nd International Publishers Congress, the final day witnessed sessions on some of the most important topics of the Indian and global publishing industry. Let’s go through the major highlights along with the key takeaways from Day 3. Book Markets in India This session was chaired by Mr.… Continue reading 32nd International Publishers Congress – Day 3
Much like the first day that was packed with amazing events and activities for all, Day 2 of the International Publishers Congress too witnessed a lot of fun and excitement. Social Responsibility of Publishers The first session was chaired by Hugo Setzer with panelists Dipendra Manocha, Henrique Mota, Baldeo Bhai Sharma and Dr. Sadhana Rout.… Continue reading 32nd International Publishers Congress – Day 2
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
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?
From growing up listening to bedtime stories from parents to narrating the same as a parent myself, the only thing constant is – storytelling. Talk about childhood memories of stories, and we can’t keep away the excitement that the colourful comics always brought into our lives. Comics are graphic representations of stories, and can be… Continue reading Story of Indian Comics Retold
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?
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?
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
My last blog is a testimony to the love I have for Frankfurt Book Fair. Like every year, I was glad to be a part of it this time around too, and all the more delighted to share my experience here. I attended the prestigious fair for the first time back in 2006, and it… Continue reading Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: The Hits & The Misses
“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,… Continue reading Digital Publishing Or Print Publishing? Or A Mix?
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… Continue reading New Delhi World Book Fair: What’s Amiss?
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… Continue reading 2017: What does it hold in store for the publishing industry?
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… Continue reading Journals: A Gateway to Knowledge
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.… Continue reading Where is the Book Industry Heading To?
First things first Writing is not an easy task. To become a successful writer, you need to make sure you extensively read the work of acclaimed writers from different genres. Getting your first book published through a publisher First and foremost, you’ll need a publishing agent who can connect you to the right publisher, who… Continue reading How to Get Your First Book Published?