Vinutha Mallya surveys the evolving rights and licensing scene in India, especially for sub-markets in Tamil, Bangla, Malayalam and other languages.
Execs from Cornelsen Schulverlage, Scholastic India, Capstone’s myON, and Microsoft Education share thoughts about various edtech business models.
In India, dozens of writers have returned awards from the National Academy of Letters to protest the government’s unwillingness to criticize violence connected with Hindu nationalism.
Nielsen’s India Book Market Report tries to quantify a complex market, valuing Indian publishing at $3.9 billion and pegging growth at 20% annually.
A late arrival and a poor mix of products and pricing means Amazon has ceded ground in India to bookselling startups like Flipkart and Infinibeam.
The Hindustan Times reports the Sahitya Akademi’s first bookstore outside a Delhi Metro station is doing a booming business selling literature.
Hans is the top literary magazine in the Hindi language, one that has had many setbacks but persists in confronting the most pressing issues in Indian life.
Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in India with local publishing partners that include Jaico, Westland, Grapevine, Orient, and Sinclude, and more promised.
Les Misérables has been translated into some 20 languages, but since 1927 readers of Urdu have had to make due with a severely abridged edition, until now.
Ananth Padmanabhan has been named CEO of HarperCollins India, leaving Penguin Random House where he was SVP of sales. He starts in October.