The eighth cycle of the Publishing Next industry award recognizes Indian publishing houses, professionals, and books.
The sudden, brief announcement that Amazon will close publisher Westland Books has led many in India to speculate about what happened.
This month’s Publishing Next program is set in Miramar, Goa, with participation from Big Five and independent publishing representatives.
The runaway pulp fiction icon Surender Mohan Pathak maintains his dominance with the top slot in the fiction category in Hindi bestsellers listings.
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.
India’s Business Standard reports that Amazon has purchased a 26-percent share in Westland, the book publishing unit of Tata’s Trent Ltd.
As India becomes increasingly globalized, readers are snapping up new spirituality, self-help and diet books — many of them inspired by ideas from overseas.