The Sharjah Book Fair 2017: A Quick Glance
The 36th edition of the world’s 4th largest book fair, Sharjah International Book Fair begins on 1st November, and like every year, I’m excited to represent my company, Al Khamri, at the fair. It’s a 10-day event that started in 1982 under the guidance and patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi,… (0 comment)

12 Book Marketing Strategies That Actually Work
Marketing – a term that rules every industry. It’s the backbone of every product, service, event, content piece and a lot more. You just can’t do without it. While there are many marketing professionals/agencies in the market with vast marketing strategies and presentations, only a few can truly understand the intricacies of this business. We,… (0 comment)

GOC Rates Vs RBI Rates: What should we follow?
Recently, there have been a lot of discussions regarding the rates implied by the Goods Offices Committee (GOC) on invoices and bills. We have compared these with the daily conversion rates imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and here’s what I think about it. To begin with, let’s first understand the roles of… (0 comment)

Impact of GST on Prints Publications
GST (Goods and Services Tax), as we know, has changed the way many businesses operate. A lot has been said, debated upon and written on its pros & cons, and how it will affect the future of various industries. The application of GST has indirectly, if not directly, affected Prints Publications Pvt. Ltd. Books, periodicals… (0 comment)

Exhibitions are a great opportunity to connect and network with the industry you are a part of. It’s also a good way of keeping yourself updated about the new trends and players in the industry. Being a part of the ever evolving publishing business, here’s the lowdown on events I plan to attend in the… (0 comment)

The UGER Model: What are we in for?
Evolving, promising and challenging – while these are the three definite words that describe the publishing industry, new trends and policies keep coming into picture almost every year. It’s the UGER Model this time around, introduced by the Ministry of Oman. Wondering what it is and how it is going to impact the industry, right?… (0 comment)

NCERT Vs Private books!
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had recently directed all the CBSE-affiliated schools to follow Circular No: Acad-07/2017 which was an attempt to make NCERT books available for the academic session of 2017-18. The letter stated that the textbooks will be supplied and printed by NCERT for all classes. Besides this, the letter also… (0 comment)

Indian Book Fairs vs International Book Fairs
A reader’s journey doesn’t end with the book, but is an adventure that goes on towards oblivious paths in search of new horizons. The ultimate ‘stop’ during this journey where the knowledge seekers attain some rest is either at a bookstore or in the heart of different book fairs! Book fairs have been organized in… (0 comment)

Top 10 Indian Authors You Should Know About
Today, while reading ‘The God of Small Things’ by Arundhati Roy, I realized that India is a storehouse of talent with amazing authors refining the literary world effectively by contributing their part. Great works by Indian literary geniuses have helped them leave their mark on the international literary scene too. Many Indian authors have been… (0 comment)

My Travel list for 2017
2016 saw a boom in the tourism industry. With travel slowly becoming a lifestyle statement, more and more Indians are becoming evolved travellers. From backpacking to luxury travel, travelling has been the top holiday plan for both individuals and families. And why not! India currently ranks 18th in the global travel budget rankings. Keeping up… (0 comment)

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… (0 comment)

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… (0 comment)

Take on Demonetisation
  Extraordinary circumstances demand extraordinary actions. If the situation has somehow meandered out of control, there is an urgent need for remedial measures to bring it back under control. Per many, demonetisation was one such step that had long been overdue. Corruption, black money and undisclosed incomes stashed in foreign accounts had taken a big… (0 comment)