Browsing Month August, 2011

Ravi Singh to join Aleph as Publishing Director on September 1

By at August 25, 2011 | 3:48 PM | 0 Comment

Aleph Book Company announced that Ravi Singh will be joining the firm on 1st September 2011 as Publishing Director. He will develop his own list at the company, and will report to its co-founder, David Davidar. In a career that spans nearly two decades, Singh, whose last job was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Penguin India, has published scores of renowned authors. more...

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Record 3 million copies for Son of Neptune’s US print

By at August 23, 2011 | 10:10 AM | 0 Comment

It will hit bookstores on October 4, 2011. With a 3-million copy first printing - the largest first printing in its history - Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) announced today the return of the ultimate demigod hero, Percy Jackson in The Son of Neptune. Disney Publishing will also launch the first-ever Olympian Week, a seven-day, coast-to-coast celebration of Rick more...

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Tom Rachman Publishes Short Story as a Kindle Single

By at August 23, 2011 | 9:40 AM | 0 Comment

Think digital first. That seems to be the mantra, for short stories at least. Last year, Tom Rachman’s debut novel The Imperfectionists became an instant best seller after earning a cover rave from Christopher Buckley in the New York Times Book Review, landing on numerous Top 10 lists and appearing on the Amazon editors’ list of the Best Books of 2010. Today, more...

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Grasshopper’s Run gets Sahitya Akademi Award

By at August 17, 2011 | 7:09 PM | 0 Comment

Siddhartha Sarma's young adult novel, Grasshopper's Run, has won the 2011 Bal Sahitya Puraskar (set up by the Sahitya Akademi) for children’s literature in English. Set in the Second World War in Assam and Nagaland Grasshopper's Run is about the friendship between a Naga boy and his Assamese friend. It had also won the Vodafore Crossword Award for children’s more...

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At $1.2 billion, is the movie better than the book?

By at August 10, 2011 | 11:44 AM | 0 Comment

Harry Potter continues to make magic - on the big screen. Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 has now become the top-grossing release of 2011 in all categories: domestic box office, international box office and worldwide box office. The announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan more...

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The Secret of the Nagas on August 12

By at August 8, 2011 | 1:06 PM | 0 Comment

As The Immortals of Meluha regains the No 1 position on the Nielsen BookScan ratings, comes the news that The Secret of the Nagas is on its way. According to the author's publicist, The Secret of the Nagas being launched on August 12 with a print run of 100,000, has already gone into a reprint even before release. Amish Tripathi's first book of the Shiva Trilogy has more...

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Mahout of the India Safari

By at August 2, 2011 | 7:03 PM | 0 Comment

Sheema Mookherjee, Publisher, Lonely Planet India Six hundred applicants for a single job. That’s how coveted the job of Publisher at Lonely Planet India was. “But,” recalls Sheema Mookherjee, “after a long-ish telephonic interview (with my dogs barking distractingly in the background) and another face-to-face with the Lonely Planet Managing Director more...

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What’s the Frankfurt Academy Quarterly?

By at August 1, 2011 | 5:43 AM | 0 Comment

Come October 12 and almost anyone with anything to do with the world of publishing will have descended on Frankfurt. “It is the heart of the book world,” says Holger Volland, head of the conferences and creative industries division, Frankfurt Book Fair. [caption id="attachment_694" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Volland: connecting more...

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