Yale’s Summer Publishing “Think Tank” Promises “Education for Me”

In English Language by Edward Nawotka

The Yale Publishing Course, taking place July 24-29, focuses on personal professional development, with an emphasis on leadership, business, technology and international issues. By Edward Nawotka If there’s a problem your trying to solve for your book publishing business, it has likely been discussed at one of the numerous publishing conferences held throughout the year. The first time you go …

How Do You Work with Your Overseas Partners?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson We at Publishing Perspectives consistently tout the benefits of forming global partnerships in the publishing industry. From buying and selling rights to learning new tricks of the trade, seeking out new contacts around the world helps us realize that opportunities are everywhere — literally. As today’s feature article on publishing opportunities in India points out, companies in …

India’s First Comic Con Draws 15,000, Homegrown Heroes Are a Hit

In Growth Markets by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Andrew Dodd, editorial director, Campfire DELHI: It has never happened before, but it’s sure to happen again. Last weekend, fifteen thousand comic book fans gathered together in Delhi for India’s first ever Comic Con. Comic Con India proves there is untapped potential for comics and graphic novels in the region. The two-day convention was a phenomenal success, far …

Is There a Global Market for Indian Comics and Children’s Books?

In Children's, Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The first annual Comic Con in India was held last weekend and, according to Andrew Dodd of Campfire Books, it was a runaway success. Homegrown stories from Indian publishers and featuring Indian heroes were especially popular. While Dodd acknowledges that the comics market in India is still “nascent,” there might be potential for Indian publishers to market …

Advantage India: Delhi’s Campfire Classics Hark Back to Golden Age of Comics

In Growth Markets by Edward Nawotka

• Indian graphic novel publisher Campfire Books has begun exporting affordable Western classics to the US and other English-speaking nations around the world. • Among the advantages the company has is the ability to keep most of the work in-house. The company employs a bullpen of 20 full-time artists on staff to do with drawing and coloring, thus helping to keep …

India Gets Its First Homegrown E-reader

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Meet the Wink, India’s first e-reader launched by Bangalore-based digital publisher EC Media International. Launched Thursday, the Wink eReaders are available in Wi-Fi and 3G models priced at INR 11,490 ($247) and INR 14,990 ($323). The Wink supports 15 Indian languages (a good thing in a country with 22 official languages) and has access to the Wink …

Heros, Gundas: India’s Resurgent Paperback Pulp

In Global Trade Talk by Emily Williams

By Emily Williams Much like our story from earlier this year discussing the popularity of Mills and Boon in India, The Washington Post has a fascinating glimpse into India’s fast-growing publishing industry through a look at the resurgence of old pulp fiction paperback novels including “campy vampire serials, supernatural thrillers, and a slew of Hindi crime novels featuring fast-talking detectives, …

Save the Date: GLOBALOCAL Confab about Post-colonial Publishing

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Mark Garcia-Prats GLOBALOCAL: The Forum for Content is a one day conference taking place in New Delhi, India on November 26, 2010. The Conference “will explore the domination of a largely western culture (or the ‘actual’ English speaking world) of the markets in the post-colonial economies and the emergence of the local player in the ‘other’ English speaking world.” …