Datamatics Publishing & Retail Solutions and PreMedia Global announced their merger in August last year. Having completed the merger process and the integration, the two companies are ready to launch the merged company's new name and brand.
Mumbai has hosted two literary festivals recently and the number of these kinds of events has risen rapidly over the past few years.
It is being put down to the rise in the number of Indian authors writing in English.
Yogita Limaye reports on the boom in the country's publishing industry.
The Unglue.it gang is at it again, doing what they can to get the word out about the latest titles they’re attempting to “unglue.” One of the books, Sara Roncaglia’s Feeding the City, looks fantastic. Originally written in Italian and published by Open Book Publishers, it’s an ethnographic look at “the dabbawalas of Mumbai, [who] deliver [...]
The 2012 National Book Awards took place tonight, when accolades were given in each of four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature.
The winners were:
Fiction: Louise Erdrich, The Round House
Non-Fiction: Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Poetry: David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
Young People's Literature: William Alexander, Goblin Secrets
Twenty-four percent of Indian adults with Internet access have bought an ebook. Now that group could get a lot bigger: Amazon has launched a standalone Kindle Store in India and is selling Kindle exclusively through Indian electronics chain Croma.
Amazon does not yet operate a general e-commerce site in India, but it is now selling ebooks there. On Wednesday the company launched the India Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestoreindia), which sells over a million titles priced in Indian Rupees.
MUMBAI (Reuters) — With the excitement around the launch of Apple's iPad and the growing popularity of other digital devices, it is a challenge to retain the romance of the printed book, according to the head of publisher Penguin.
The iPad, a cross between a smartphone and a laptop, is helping foster a market for tablet computers that is expected to grow to some 50 million units by 2014, and with it, also expand the market for e-books, which has been hard to crack.