articles by Kanishka Gupta

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'Will sign authors who are willing and able to market their books aggressively': Vineet Bajpai on new publishing venture

Bestselling author of the Harappa series Vineet Bajpai recently announced his maiden publishing venture — TreeShade Books. In this interview, Bajpai discussed why authors need to act as entrepreneurs to ensure the success of their books.

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How Amritsar's recently opened Majha House hopes to fill a void in the city's literary, cultural scene

Veteran editor and literary agent Preeti Gill recently set up Majha House, an exciting new arts and culture space in the heart of Amritsar, which aims to ‘provide a platform for debate, discussion and critical thinking around socially relevant issues and concerns’

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Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar on writing his first children's book, depicting small-town India in fiction

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar on taking inspiration from the children's magazine Champak and his favourite children's books

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The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective's Shikha Malaviya on the state of poetry publishing in India

In 2013, Minal Hajratwala, Shikha Malaviya and Ellen Kombiyil wondered how to create a platform for those serious about the craft of poetry. And so The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective came into being

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Reading movies: Meet the man behind HarperCollins' collection of books on cinema

Over the last few years, HarperCollins’ Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri has quietly built an impressive and meaningful list of books on Hindi cinema and has become the go-to person for all writers working in this space

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The success of mass market fiction is changing the rules of Indian publishing: Here's how

The success of mass market fiction by the likes of Ravinder Singh, Durjoy Datta, Sudeep Nagarkar, Savi Sharma et al, has completely changed the different aspects of publishing, be it commissioning, retail or marketing

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Amish Tripathi: For books to achieve mass success in India, stories need to connect with our roots

Author of the bestselling Meluha series, Amish Tripathi talks about new age book marketing, the making of a bestseller and the future of the Indian publishing industry.

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Once a complex market, India is now opening up to the idea of well-connected literary agents

Why Indian publishers will be forced to adopt the agent-only model to accommodate authors.