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)

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.… (0 comment)

How to Get Your First Book Published?
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… (0 comment)

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” This quote by C.S. Lewis plays on my mind time and again. If you’ll ask me of that one thing that has played a tremendous role in my life, I think it’s going to be books, without any doubt. It’s through stories… (0 comment)

Different books, different stories, different perspectives and different learnings. But one thing is for sure, every book teaches us something special. Following the same line, last month Buy Books India did an amazing campaign that went with the theme ’30 Things Books Taught Us’. And as I read all the reasons it mentioned, I thought… (0 comment)

How Well Do We Know Indian Authors?
Ask anybody to name few English novelists and the reply will mostly be Jeffrey Archer, John Grisham or Dan Brown. Never would anyone come up with Kiran Desai or Jhumpa Lahiri! It might be just my imagination but if you pay a little attention, you’ll know that it’s definitely the case. May be Indian writing in English is a bit less triumphant but you can’t really blame it… (0 comment)

Top five books of 2013
2013 is almost ready to bid us goodbye. While we are all set to welcome the New Year with full fun and fervour, we shouldn’t forget the things for which we can thank this passing year. And, why not mention books amongst those things! 2013 was indeed a special year from a literal point of… (0 comment)

Self-publishing is the most modern thing that has happened in the book world. And, more than modern, I think it’s the best that any author can imagine. Usually, what used to happen was that struggling authors would go to every publisher in the market and the publishers would separate the wheat from the chaff. The… (0 comment)