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WBF needs Publishers’ mentoring

One of the biggest events in Delhi’s winter calendar every January is the World Book Fair. In a display of great ambition, NBT and partner ITPO made this fair into an annual gettogether, with as many as 50 foreign participants and about 1.4 million visitors for the 10-day event. However, the question this year has been, is it up to the mark? Unfortunately, our reporters collected the general opinion, ‘the 2018 WBF was one of the most badly organised fairs’.
The well-known Hindi publisher Vani Prakashan which completes its 55 years this year in the publishing industry has participated in the World Book Fair since its beginning.
WBF needs Publishers’ mentoring

A rollicking story of Swamy and friends

Question: Dr Swamy himself is so outspoken, then why a book?
Answer: You mean the purpose of writing this book. Well, it’s there in the preface. On the 30th anniversary of Emergency in July 2016, BBC called me for an interview. I usually don’t give interviews. I agreed on a condition that they will have to mention that one emergency incidence – Vajpayee’s reaction to Swamy’s role in 1975-77! But BBC did not include that part. I thought this part needs to be told. So, first I thought of writing an article on this, but then who would publish that article? So I decided to pen this book. No publisher agreed to publish the book in the current form, so I self-published it.
A rollicking story of Swamy and friends

Govt cracks down on CBSE affiliated school tuck shops

Schools can only sell NCERT books, stationary only at MRP

Stationery, tuck shops or book clubs within the school premises have now been barred from selling private publishers’ books. The Central Board of Secondary Education has further ordered them to sell (within school premises) all stationery items such as pen, pencil, notebook etc. at Maximum Retail Price (MRPs) and not more than that.
A new circular has been sent to all the CBSE affiliated schools across the nation with yet another warning that selling books other than the National Council of Educational..
Schools can only sell NCERT books, stationary only at MRP

Jaipur Book Mark 2018

Jaipur Book Mark 2018

The 2nd edition of the First Book Club New Writers Mentorship Programme

Jaipur Book Mark, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival’s B2B arm Jaipur BookMark (JBM) has announced the second edition of the extremely successful ‘The First Book Club New..
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The Green Pavilion: EU and Environment at WBF

The Green Pavilion: EU and Environment at WBF

Like every year, Hall No 7, at the 26th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair, was dedicated to the annual theme and the foreign guest of Asia’s largest book fair. Environment and Climate Change was the 2018 theme. The European Union played the part of the Guest..
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 A-Raja-on-2G

A Raja on 2G: The year begins with a hot political potboiler

A Raja, the former telecom minister of India, accused and imprisoned for selling spectrum in the 2G bandwidth at prices that caused ‘a loss to the nation’, has come out with a book, his own version of the story, which the media is calling ‘explosive’..
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The age of the multi-faceted marketer

The age of the multi-faceted marketer

Once the marketing strategy has been aligned with the business strategy, the marketer needs to break it down into different marketing programmes/ tactics and deploy them using appropriate..
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Publishing Next Industry Awards 2017

Publishing Next Industry Awards 2017

Pratham Books was declared Publisher of the Year at the recently announced Publishing Next Industry Awards 2017. The Awards, now in its 4th year, seek to recognise innovation and leadership of..
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GST

GST: Books victims of collateral damage

It has been six months since the General Sales and Service Tax regime has been implemented in India. ‘During the initial period of its implementation, children’s books were said to have a GST rate of
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