Amish Tripathi, whose fiction re-imagines Hindu myths as fiction, has received a 50 million rupee ($912,000) advance for the South Asian rights to his next trilogy.
One collection of short stories and four novels, including Jeet Thayyil’s Narcopolis, winner of the DSC Prize, have been shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize.
Ten finalists were chosen as finalists from among 150 submitted for the Man Booker Prize International Prize for fiction. The shortlist was revealed at India’s Jaipur Literary Festival.
Publishing is at a watershed moment, says George Lossius, CEO at Publishing Technology, forecasting a future with more consolidation and exploration.
India’s Aakash Android-tablet was first offered for $35, but an updated model with a better processor, RAM and screen is now being sold to students for $21 subsidized price.
Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, announced at the Sharjah International Book Fair that she is currently working on a new novel.
Emboldened by legal recognition homosexuality and a rapidly growing gay rights movement, publishers are starting to publish literature for queer readers.
Overlooked in the much of the discussion of the Penguin Random House merger is just how important Latin America, China and India are to the deal.
A lack of trained professionals, of distribution channels for books, of good infrastructure, and piracy plague Indian publishers, but a dialogue for change has begun.
A rising middle class, looser regulations and e-book growth puts India ahead of China on many publishers agendas, says OUP’s group strategist.