Mapin Publishing

Quality illustrated books on Indian art and culture

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Technology does not create quality

PrintWeek India interviewed Bipin Shah, publisher of Mapin Publishing, for its Book Special, produced in late 2013. The interview is reproduced here, by permission. 

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PrintWeek India (PWI): Do you think that the printed book is on its way out? Will illustrated books survive?

Bipin Shah (BS): I won’t say that the printed book is on its way out. The kind of books being published is changing. The numbers are changing. Illustrated books are not going to survive in the present form. Illustrated-book publishing will have to reinvent itself to survive.

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A Tour of India Finds Publishers Focused on the Digital Future

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. Read the rest of this entry »

The Digital Haystack: Where Are India’s Digital Publishing Programs?

Although strong IT capabilities in India are setting stage for the country to be a natural hub of publishing services, publishers within India are yet to jump on to the digital bandwagon. The value of publishing services outsourced to India is projected to reach $1.2 billion in 2012. Concerns of quality notwithstanding, India commands 60% of global publishing outsourcing. Read the rest of this entry »

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