Browsing Month July, 2011

Float and Read

By at July 19, 2011 | 4:33 PM | 0 Comment

Talk about being carried away. Scribd introduced Float, a new application available for free from Apple's App Store that allows consumers to easily read content from more than 150 websites including The Associated Press, FORTUNE and PEOPLE in an all-new custom format. Float users can consume and organize news, blogs and documents in one place while connecting with more...

News , Trends

About Us

By at July 7, 2011 | 8:55 AM | 0 Comment Indian book publishing news Foreword (dictionary definition): a short introductory statement in a published work, as a book, especially when written by someone other than the author. designed to be a concise, analytical record of the book publishing business in India. We hope that you will enjoy catching up with what is happening in more...


I Can e-Read

By at July 6, 2011 | 12:42 PM | 0 Comment

HarperCollins Children's Books announced today the launch of the I CAN READ program on Apple's iBookstore and Barnes & Noble's NOOK Bookstore. I CAN READ is the first complete early reader program available digitally, with eighty titles out now and many more to come. I CAN READ has its own boutiques on both the iBookstore ( and the NOOK more...

News , Trends

Get Ready to say Goodbye to Artemis

By at July 6, 2011 | 11:22 AM | 0 Comment

  The bad news is that Artemis Fowl, that lovable master criminal, is nearing the end of his days. The good news is that you will get to read two more books. The latest Fowl thriller, Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex is out. But Eoin Colfer, his creator, plans (in an interview in the Guardian newspaper) to end his hero's adventures after his next more...

Books & Reviews , Features

Appointments at Random House India

By at July 6, 2011 | 11:15 AM | 0 Comment

Meru Gokhale Joins as Editorial Director, new Editorial Director Role for Milee Ashwarya Random House India has appointed Meru Gokhale to its senior publishing team as part of the Company's plans for growth. Meru, previously Senior Commissioning Editor, Penguin Books India, joins as Editorial Director, Vintage India, to grow a prestigious list of literary fiction and more...

Appointments , News

Borders Agreement with Direct Brands

By at July 6, 2011 | 11:12 AM | 0 Comment

Borders Group, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Direct Brands, a portfolio company of Najafi Companies, and intends to move forward with submitting the agreement to the Court to serve as the "stalking horse" bid for a Court-supervised auction of the business under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Borders believes a more...

Mergers & Acquisitions , News

Amazon to Acquire News Depository

By at July 6, 2011 | 11:10 AM | 0 Comment

Amazon announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire The Book Depository International, an online bookseller offering over six million books for delivery worldwide. "Customers in more than 100 countries enjoy The Book Depository's vast selection, convenient delivery and free shipping," said Greg Greeley, Amazon's Vice President of European Retail. "The Book more...

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By at July 6, 2011 | 8:57 AM | 0 Comment

Publicon 2011: The Business of Publishing, a two-day conference is being organised by FICCI on September 28 and 29, 2011 at its premises. The seminar will discuss all aspects of the publishing industry in India. For more details, click here. Jumpstart, the German Book Office’s event on children’s content is back. Spread over two days in August (25th and 26th), this more...

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Bookseller’s Blurb

By at July 6, 2011 | 8:56 AM | 0 Comment

River of Smoke, which was published in India on 15 June went straight into No.1 position only four days after publication, for the week ending 18 June, dislodging all other titles Indian or imported, according to Nielsen BookScan*. Author Amitav Ghosh is currently on a nationwide author tour promoting his new more...

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