Hello! I'm Chitralekha, an editor from Chennai, India. Every fortnight, I publish a roundup of news about the publishing industry, with a focus on India and tech. Click here to subscribe.
Though other markets are reporting slow or negative growth in the books, magazines, and newspapers industries, Indian publishing shows steady growth driven by growing literacy and internet access.
Likely implications of Brexit include more contentious English-language rights battles in Europe, more expensive export-import laws for books, and fall-out from the falling pound.
Most British scientists had wanted to stay with the EU because of the concomitant ease of collaborations and access to funding. More than 19% of UK's research funding comes from the EU.
The UGC is preparing a list of legitimate journals across disciplines. Indian academics in public universities would have to publish in those journals to be eligible to promotions and other benefits.
The etail giant Amazon India has announced the launch of two dedicated online language book stores -- Bengali and Gujarati.
Bangalore-based self-publishing platform Pratilipi has secured about Rs 6.3 crore ($925,000) in seed funding from Nexus Venture Partners and other investors.
Digital publisher Matrubharti, has raised Rs 20 lakh (around $30,000) in seed funding from Viridian Capital. The funding will be used to upgrade the technology and expand the team.
As Amar Chitra Katha prepares to turn 50, it plans to hold storytelling sessions in malls across India in addition to revising its strategy.
Pakistani authors believe that the US and UK publishing industries can be inward-looking, in contrast to the Indian publishing industry that is more willing to take risks.
“Chaohuan”, which literally means “surpassing the unreal” or “surpassing the imaginary”, is rendered in English as "ultra-unreal", and represents a certain kind of literature emerging in China.
Thousands march denouncing Lam Wing-kee's detention. Lam is one of five booksellers who went missing last year. All worked for a publisher known for titles critical of leading Chinese politicians.
Marking the occasion of its four-year anniversary, the Getty Research Portal has been rebuilt and redesigned, making it easier to explore the digitized literature of art history.
France’s bookstore for Les PUF, the university presses, is selling some 30 books a day from an Espresso print-on-demand (POD) machine. And they're making money!
As an editor at Random House in the 1970s, Toni Morrison received plenty of pushback from white executives afraid to take a risk on black creativity. In this interview, she recounts her experience.
Small imprints like Colm Tóibín’s Tuskar Rock to Fleet, One and Tinder have perhaps been created to retain a sense of identity within the the anonymity of global publishing firms.
Following the announcement that Vikram Chandras' Sacred Games' is to be made a miniseries, here is another squee moment for book lovers. We will soon we seeing Atwood's 'Alias Grace' on screens.
A round-up of online second-hand book retail sites in India.
The central government has agreed to review "sensible suggestions" to its suggested Geospatial Bill.
The HarperCollins book sale generated way more excitement than expected, and several book lovers were disappointed to find that stocks ran out all too soon.
The Department of Training and Technical Education in Delhi is offering a Bachelor of Vocation programme which would include courses in printing and publishing.
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