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.
In Malaysia, publishers like Buku Fixi and Lejen Press, are capitalizing on social media to find writers of pulp fiction, selling over 1 million copies.
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.
Despite his early support for ebooks, Stephen King latest novel, Joyland will be published in print only, with no digital version anticipated.
The glorious world of Hindi pulp fiction may be coming to a close, as the internet, satellite TV and sagging sales take their toll.
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, …