Sneak Peek: New Delhi World Book Fair 2018
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… (0 comment)

2017 in Review: How was it for publishers?
India is turning into the new publishing heaven for authors not only in India, but beyond borders as well. The literacy rate is increasing, and so has the readership. As per the ABC Report 2016, the circulation of India’s print publications grew at the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.87% in the past decade.… (0 comment)

Story of Indian Comics Retold
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… (0 comment)

CAPEXIL: Aiding Indian Publishing Industry
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… (0 comment)

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… (0 comment)

7 Books Music Lovers Must Read This Winter
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… (0 comment)