Publishing News [National]

L- T Mr. Dilip Cherian, Ms Advaita Kala, Ms Prathibha Prahlad, Mr. Nikhil and Shantanau..A new segment of Delhi International Arts Festival, “Words count -Festival of words", curated by award winning screenwriter and novelist Advaita Kala was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi recently.

According to Advaita Kala, the curator of "Words Count", it is a festival of conversation because words are something not just writer use but so do politician, satirist, journalist even fashion designer use as the language of fashion. She also informed that, the festival witnessed host of sessions such as keynote address on the state of economy by Minister Jayant Sinha, social media as a portal into misogyny by actor-politician Gul Panag among others.

"The festival is all about making people understand the cultural nuances that shape our society. It is essential to have a conversation that allows discussion among people and this festival is directed in the same direction," political and policy professional Dilip Cherian said.

The executive committee meeting of Afro Asian Book Council was recently held in New Delhi to discuss about the Seminar during the New Delhi World Book Fair (January 6–14, 2018) and to discuss the Council’s other programmes.

The Afro-Asian Book Council was set up in New Delhi in February 1990 as a non-profit NGO with the main objective of achieving intellectual self-reliance through mutual assistance and cooperation between Africa and Asia in authorship and publishing.

Storytel India has announced Rajkamal Prakashan Pvt Ltd as their first Hindi partners. Rajkamal Prakashan has published some of the most loved Hindi books over decades. Storytel customers can now exclusively listen to the popular collection from Rajkamal as audio books on the Storytel app. Rajkamal will showcase their books now in audio platform as well. For the book lovers, it’s a delightful news to have a plethora of choices from Rajkamal as their books are available on multiple platform on their website – hardcover, e-books and now with audiobooks. The preview audio samples of the books on the website is similar to reading the preview before buying or choosing to listen to the book.

Rajkamal Prakashan Samuh has put up an eclectic list of books ranging from fiction to travelogue to satire to dalit literature for Storytel listeners. Some of the notable collection includes Raag Darbari by Shrilal Shukla, Aadha Goan by Rahi Masoom Raza, Kashi Ka Assi by Kashinath Singh, Mitron Marjaani by Krishna Sobti, Joothan by Omprakash Valmiki, Chaak by Maitreyi Pushpa and Aazadi Mera Brand by Anuradha Beniwal amongst other prominent authors and titles.

Storytel India has content in three languages, English, Hindi and Marathi. The launch catalogue is continuously expanding and currently has more than 500 audio titles including 230+ Marathi titles, 115+ Hindi titles apart from the continuously added English titles. In addition to this, Storytel will also include select e-books.

Dainik Jagran is going to start ‘Gyanvritti’ to promote research in original writing in Hindi. ‘Gyanvritti’ will give opportunity to scholar to do research in subjects like History, Political Science, Social Science, and Economics etc. Scholars can apply online for this fellowship program only. Applicants can send their entries by writing synopsis in a thousand words in related topics.

The selected scholar will get scholarship minimum for six months and maximum for nine months. ‘Gyanvritti’ will follow international standard to give seventy five thousand per month. Dainik Jagran will also help in publishing that book and give copyright to the scholar.

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Karan Mago,Om Prakash Mago, Anita,Tisca, Ajay, Sanjay MagoOm Book Shop along with Bent Chair Café celebrated the launch of Delhi’s Biggest Bookshop Café at New Delhi. Alongside,bestselling author Anita Kumar’s book Cappuccino Confessions was launched by Tisca Chopra & Shakun Batra. The author also shared her experience of writing her second book of fiction after her previous bestseller Delhi Anything Goes.

The collaboration between Bent Chair and Om Book Shop was a sweet surprise for all those who are fascinated by the culture of book cafes. With an experience of over fifty years in the realm of literature, Om Book Shop is a renowned name amongst book lovers and Bent Chair’s quirky home decor products have won hearts amongst its industry peers, introducing the quirky concept of incorporating a cafe and a home accessory store within a bookstore.