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Piracy

Publishing industry’s termite
Piracy has long impacted the publishing industry, eating into its growth and revenue share. This is owing mainly to the fact that our publishing industry is still largely informal and unorganised. The Nielsen Indian Book Market Report 2015 puts the number of publishers at 9000, but the ground reality is that there are several thousand unverified and unregistered publishers working out of small warehouses. The lack of data therefore makes the task of estimating the size of the piracy market even more difficult. However, various studies have been conducted by many industry experts, and they estimate piracy levels to be varying from 21 per cent to over 50 per cent, depending on the type of books. The publishing industry has grown exponentially in the past decade or so..
Piracy

Demand-supply gap to steer education: Ind-Ra

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has maintained a stable outlook on the education sector for the financial year 2017-18, citing huge demand-supply gap in the segment that will provide an opportunity for growth. ‘Although enrolments

increased marginally in the school segment (FY15: 0.43% yoy) and moderately in higher education (FY15: 5.88% yoy), the
sector has the potential to grow due to a huge demand-supply gap. Besides new educational institutions, the existing institutions..

Demand-supply gap to steer education: Ind-Ra

NDL: Satyajit Ray’s notes now on your smartphones

Auteur Satyajit Ray’s Kheror Khata (red books or manuscripts), where he jotted down minute details associated with his filmsfilms, are now being made available by National of India on your Digital Library of India on your phones or tablets through an Android app..
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Two Indian authors on Wellcome Book Prize 2017 shortlist

Two Indian-American authors have been.shortlisted for the £30,000 Wellcome which celebrates fiction and non-fiction
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23 varsities, 279 institutes in India are illegally run

Delhi is India’s fake Capital with 66 colleges—the highest for any state in India—offering engineering and other technical courses without the regulator’s permission. There are 279 such technical institutes in the country. Simply put, these schools don’t have the authority to grant ..
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Kerala leads Open Source drive in Indian education

Kerala’s school education system has fully migrated to Free and Open Source software ( FOSS), making this arguably the largest such roll out globally in the educational arena
Information technology has been a part of the high school curriculum..

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Tarak Mehta: The writer with the ‘ooltaah chashma’

One of the most popular humour writers from Gujarat, Tarak Mehta, passed away on 1 March at the age of 87 due to prolonged illness. He began writing humour columns for a weekly Gujarati magazine Chitralekha. In all these years..

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All about the new Obama books

President Barack Obama is said to be one of the poorest to retire as President of the USA. Yet, according to publishers and literary agents consulted by the New York Times, three months ago a book contract would be worth somewhere between $12 and $30 million for Obama.

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