Browsing Month December, 2011

Bhartendu Harishchandra Awards 2009 and 2010

By at December 29, 2011 | 1:58 PM | 0 Comment

The Bhartendu Harishchandra Awards for the years 2009 and 2010 were given away yesterday. The award was one of the key initiatives of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to promote books and manuscripts original writing in Hindi. For 2009, the first prize in the Journalism and Mass Communication category was awarded to Dilip Chandra Mandal for his manuscript more...

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Do I need that agent?

By at December 20, 2011 | 9:14 AM | 0 Comment

AN EDITOR, an author and a literary agent are out at a restaurant. When the check arrives, the editor and author are struggling to figure out the tip when the agent snatches the check, saying, “Give that to me! I can tell you 15 per cent of anything!” Jokes apart (that was found during my trawling-the-web moments), this is not a literary agent-bashing story. This more...

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Amazon to acquire Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books

By at December 7, 2011 | 9:12 AM | 0 Comment

Amazon.com and Marshall Cavendish, one of the world’s leading educational and consumer book publishers and classroom digital solutions providers, announced that Amazon has signed a deal to acquire over 450 titles of its US Children’s trade books business, Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books (MCCB). The list from Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books has been more...

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Bookaroo Children’s Lit Fest: Red Letter Days

By at December 3, 2011 | 12:03 AM | 0 Comment

[caption id="attachment_1006" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Jeeva Raghunath sets the tone at Bookaroo 2011"][/caption] THREE DAYS of Peace and Music. That was how the publicity stills described Woodstock Weekend a long time ago in 1969. Flash forward nearly 40 years and Delhi’s children had their Woodstock moment when Bookaroo Children’s Literature more...

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