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In London, JLF's sponsors were the Vedanta group, famous or infamous, for ruthlessly expanding their mining operations across the world. This drew protests on social media and the physical world.
A major Indian literary festival chooses to partner with a corporate sponsor of dubious track record. What forms can protest take - boycott or speaking out?
Clark examines the costs of running a lit fest and the people least likely to profit from it - mid-list authors. Perhaps now is the time to find a model where no one feels like they are ill-treated.
According to the Association of American Publishers, sales fell by 2.6% in 2015, with audio books and colouring books performing well. Adult books and religious presses reported moderate increases.
Walk into any bookstore and you'll instantly see the new segment that is flying off shelves - colouring books. The trend seems to have reached Indian shores a little after the US, but it has arrived.
Flattr Plus allows readers to set a 'budget' for the content they read online. The algorithm, based on readers' engagement (time, clicks), decides how much of the money each website should get.
Less than a week after investing Rs 1,350 crore in its India operations, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that a further $3 billion (about Rs 20,000 crore) will be invested in its India unit.
Explore British Library's Collection on 20th century literature - including original letters, manuscripts, notes and literary criticism.
The complete digitized collections of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Freer Study Collection features more than 40,000 works made available for high-resolution download.
"A novelist is essentially a person who covers distance through his patience, slowly, like an ant. A novelist impresses us not by his demonic and romantic vision, but by his patience."
I myself, as I’m writing, don’t know who did it. The readers and I are on the same ground. When I start to write a story [...] I don’t know what’s going to happen next."
Listen to the first episode of Globally Speaking, a new podcast for everyone interested in translation, localization, globalization and global content issues.
The internet went nuts for Pilot, a real time translation hearable, this week. However, it's still in an early stage of testing and it's time to turn off the hype machine.
The first English book to be published in India - Thomas Dyche’s 'A Guide to the English Tongue' - was printed at the press at Tharangambadi exactly 300 years ago on May 12, 1716.
Shot on location in India, this Hindi-English series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films, one of India's leading production houses.
Sapna Book House is working toward expanding to new areas like online retail, stationery, self-publishing, and an author-reader connect platform.
Located on a relatively busy road, a stone’s throw from Dadar’s Portuguese Church, Marine Sports is the only bookshop in India dedicated exclusively to books on sport, and one of three in the world.
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarifies that publishing ventures would be eligible to claim additional depreciation of 20% on plant and machinery on the normal rate of 15%.
Mattam was one of the successful writers in the Malayalam pulp fiction or parallel literature industry which flourished in Korala in the 80s and the 90s. He wrote over 270 novels during his lifetime.
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