Amazon’s imminent Brazil expansion may be good for ebooks

With reports emerging that Amazon is finally set to gear up its Brazil plans, it seems electronic goods (high demand, high margins, easy shipping) will be the first non-books sector on the agenda, and that might just be good news for ebooks. In India, where Amazon is engaged in a major push to dominate the Read More …

Nobel prize wins sends Ishiguro sales soaring in India

There’s nothing like a good literary prize win to boost publishers’ bottom lines. Last year it was Bob Dylan seeing his book and music sales soar after he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature. This year Kazuo Ishiguro has the honour, and the boost in sale to go with it. And not just in Read More …

In India technology enables budding authors to get published

“When you are a self-published author, you are like the CEO, the marketing director, the production in-charge, and the inventory manager: you’re doing everything.,” says Ashwin Sanghi. “It allows you to [look] into what works and what doesn’t work.” Sanghi, who notched up 47 rejections before becoming a self-published bestselling author, aims his words at Read More …

India – Publishing’s Brightest Prospect

After 100 years the OUP embraces local-languages. As I touched on yesterday in a post marking Bloomsbury’s first five years in India, one of the biggest challenges facing publishing is catering to the twenty-plus official and many more “unofficial” languages that the Indian people use, often without English as a second language. But that challenge is Read More …