Remembering Genevieve Young, the publishing editor who played a key role in creating Erich Segal's Love Story
She also edited the groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, married him in the 1970s and later helped oversee his estate.
Pakistan's publishing industry, battered by coronavirus lockdown, charts a new course for a post-pandemic future
The coronavirus pandemic and related lockdown may well be among the Pakistani publishing industry’s toughest setbacks yet.
'Delhi Riots 2020' authors file police complaint against former publisher Bloomsbury India, writer William Dalrymple and others
The complaint charges Bloomsbury India with "expunging the work and efforts of the writers, and without their knowledge or consent, leaking a PDF version of the book in public", while accusing Dalrymple and others of "offences of criminal intimidation and statements creating and promoting enmity, hatred, and ill will".
After Bloomsbury India drops book amid online censure, Garuda Prakashan announces it will publish Delhi Riots 2020
Garuda Prakashan made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday, 23 August
Indian Railways spurred Hindi pulp fiction's boom. With trains stalled amid COVID crisis, waning book biz faces a bust
The Indian Railways was possibly the largest moving library of Hindi pulp fiction. That is, until the coronavirus pandemic.
Following Harper’s open letter arguing for openness to 'opposing views', debate focuses on signatories, furthering divisiveness
Writers and intellectuals in the US signed a letter calling for tolerance toward opposing views. Following debate has revolved around choice of signatories.
As #PublishingPaidMe trends, authors share race-based pay gap and publishers vow to improve diversity
Using #PublishingPaidMe authors and book publishing employees are speaking out against the homogeneity of their industry and how much writers of colour are paid, issues that are gaining urgency as protests against systemic racism continue around the US.
Sonny Mehta, Alfred A Knopf editor and publishing giant, passes away at 76; brother-in-law Naveen Patnaik expresses grief
Sonny Mehta studied at the Sanawar School in India and the Sevenoaks School in UK, where he won an open scholarship to Cambridge University. The son of a diplomat, he is credited with starting the Paladin and Picador publishing houses.
The Elena Ferrante effect: In Italy, female writers are — at long last — gaining much-deserved recognition
Elena Ferrante's best-selling books are inspiring female novelists and shaking up Italy’s male-dominated literary establishment | via @nytimes
Reliable Copy, a small publishing initiative from Bengaluru, intends to change the way the business is approached
Reliable Copy, currently a small initiative that founders Nihaal Faizal and Niharika Peri operate out of their apartments has a tinge of novelty to it.
'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.
Google on Tuesday launched a new initiative, committing $300 million to help news publishers get more paid subscribers while stemming the flow of misinformation.
This week brought news that long-running music magazine NME or the New Musical Express would stop publishing its print version
The scientists calculated that the average false story takes about 10 hours to reach 1,500 Twitter users, versus about 60 hours for the truth. On average, false information reaches 35 percent more people than true news.
Found in Translation: A few noteworthy initiatives are helping Indian literature breach the language barrier
Nurturing of translation talent in India is also a relatively new and interesting space
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
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
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
With the death of Ved Prakash Sharma last week, the world of Hindi pulp fiction suffered another blow. How did it lose its once undisputed status as the biggest mass readers' market?
Penguin Random House has now announced that they will be releasing a new book by Salman Rushdie this September, titled The Golden House