How Big Is Indian Publishing, Really? Coming: A Survey with the Answers
Indian publishing is always in the news. It could be a mega litfest or a bestselling author whom the intelligentsia sneers at; it could be a book sought to be banned, an author who gives up writing unable to thwart the right wing loonies at his door, or even the biggest book fair in the Third World, in New Delhi, which ended on February 22.
Yet, much of the book industry in India is make-believe and hype. Publishers operate behind a wall of secrecy and books are mostly sold by generating buzz