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.
From Scroll.in: India’s Renuka Chatterjee has created Speaking Tiger’s International Fiction series, buying rights to titles from abroad.
With the freedom to publish among lead topics, the International Publishers Association’s 32nd congress in New Delhi will look for common ground.
The ones to watch for this week at the Frankfurter Buchmesse: Here are eight of the Frankfurt Fellows, a group of up-and-coming talent in global publishing.
Tackling what agent Andrew Wylie calls “a profound moral question” for world publishing and more, The Markets is an issues-driven conference for a sharply relevant business in world dynamics.
From Scroll.in: After more than 100 years of publication in English, Oxford University Press in India is embarking on projects in Bengali and Hindi.
From the Business Standard: Long asked-for by publishers, retailers, and readers, the first Hindi bestseller list is out from Nielsen and Dainik Jagran.
From Scroll.in: Consumers in India are presented, as in other countries with sometimes conflicting bestselling book lists.
Carrying a purse of US$25,000, the DSC Prize honors the ‘exceptional qualities in the novels selected’ for its longlist of 13 titles.
“For women not to be a stronger part of fields like education and publishing is ridiculous,” says publisher and CEO Arpita Das in India.