A Tour of India Finds Publishers Focused on the Digital Future

by Mapin Publishing

A little Indian publishing tourism, anyone?

Yes, the Frankfurt Book Fair may only be on the horizon and is likely the focus for many Indian publishers, but a sudden spurt of homegrown conferences and events is bound to lead the industry professionals towards interesting directions.

Until recently, publishing conferences were few and far in between in India, but the trend that has seen events proliferate across the globe has finally come our way and the four months before the end of the year sees numerous conferences and book fairs on the calendar.

The first of these was the inaugural edition of Publishing Next, organized by self-publishing service provider CinnamonTeal and held in Goa on September 17 and 18. The conference was memorable not only for being the rare event outside Delhi, the so-called hub of Indian publishing, but for its focus on the “future of publishing”.

Read more of this post by Mapin’s Senior Editor on Publishing Perspectives.