In creating short films, HarperCollins India CEO Ananth Padmanabhan wants ‘to take stories to audiences who are spending a lot of time watching.’
On its second day, Sharjah’s Publishers Conference hears from the creative core, from the digital vanguard, and from some who guard the freedom to publish.
The runaway pulp fiction icon Surender Mohan Pathak maintains his dominance with the top slot in the fiction category in Hindi bestsellers listings.
The fifth annual Publishing Next Industry Awards program in India has announced its 2018 winners, including the publisher of the year, Kalachuvadu Publications.
Hindi pulp fiction writer Surender Mohan Pathak has been made ‘the Agatha Christie of India’ by Minakshi Thakur, who saw potential in a genre ignored by other publishers.
Not least because publishers traditionally accept and commission direct submissions from authors in India, literary agents there are relatively new to the scene.
The Times of India recently examined the problems facing Hindi pulp fiction in the era of ebooks, which may be killing off cheap pocket editions.
By Ed Nawotka The shortlist for the inaugural $50,000 DSC South Asian Literature prize — open to books published in English, or in an English-translation, on South Asian topics — includes: Amit Chaudhuri: The Immortals (Picador India) Musharraf Ali Farooqui: The Story of a Widow (Picador India) Tania James: Atlas Of Unknowns (Pocket Books) Manju Kapur: The Immigrant (Faber & Faber) …