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India’s GLOBALOCAL, Part 2: Innovation, Marketing, Mashups

Kaushik Sampath

Day 2 of our coverage of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s GLOBALOCAL event in New Delhi takes in talks on innovation and marketing, the Asian marketplace and mashups.

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Indian STM Publishing Worth $200m, 20% Growth, 2% Ebooks

India

A snapshot of STM publishing in India, which represents 84% of the publishing industry’s profits in the country, from this February’s GLOBALOCAL conference.

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Delhi’s GLOBALOCAL, Part 1: Many Voices, Many Observations

Linda Tan Lindgard

Vinutha Mallya recaps the highlights of GLOBALOCAL 2014, the ‘forum for content’ organized by the German Book Office, New Delhi and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Fallout Continues from Penguin Books India Debacle

Wendy Doniger

One week after news broke that Penguin Books India had recalled and destroyed Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus” the negative fall out continues.

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In India, Authors Turn to Book Trailers to Boost Sales

Chant Book Trailer

“If a picture is worth 1000 words, a good trailer is worth a 1000 copies sold?,” asks The Hindu about the growing popularity of book trailers in India.

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Amid Controversy, Penguin India Recalls Western Book on Hinduism

cover the hindus

Penguin Books India has recalled American Indoligist Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History, sparking a debate about publishing freedoms.

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Previewing GLOBALOCAL, India’s “Forum for Content”

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We preview the German Book Office, New Delhi’s and Frankfurt Book Fair’s GLOBALOCAL conference will be held in New Delhi from 13–14 February.

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India’s Buoyant Book Market Attracts More Foreign Deals

Peacocks among the Tamarind Trees

India’s effervescent literary culture have begun to attract more foreign writers looking to license books in search of a bigger audience and accolades.

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“India Will Become a Dumping Ground for American Literature”

Literary agent David Godwin predicts tough times ahead for small Indian publishers. (Photo: The Hindu)

Literary agent David Godwin predicts that small publishers in India will soon be forced aside by monolithic publishing houses run overseas.

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Urdu Publishing is Up, But Copyright Problems Persist

India

2013 was a good year for Urdu publishing, with several notable titles hitting bookstores, but unlicensed reprinting of copyright protected works persists.

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