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In India, Authors Turn to Book Trailers to Boost Sales

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“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

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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

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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


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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Is Anglo-American Literature “Massively Overrated?”

Xiaolu Guo believes American literature is too narrative and too influential.

At the Jaipur Literature Festival, UK-based Chinese writer Xiaolu Guo attacked English literature as overrated, while Jhumpa Lahiri praised translation.

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Jaipur Literary FestivaI to Covers Challenges in Indian Publishing


For the first time the Zee Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) has introduced a professional program to discuss the ongoing challenges to book publishing in India.

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Annes Salim Wins The Hindu Prize 2013

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Anees Salim has won The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013 for his second novel, Vanity Bagh, which was cited for its writing and humor.

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Counter to Cliché, French Translations Sell Better Than Ever

Laurence Marie is the head of the book department for the French Embassy in the United States.

French translations are more popular and selling better than ever in English-language markets, not just in the US but in India and elsewhere, writes Laurence Marie.

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