Publishing News [National]

CAPEXIL, an Export Promotion Council under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India organised the Export Award Presentation Ceremony in New Delhi recently. Anant Gangaram Geete, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Govt. of India felicitated the meritorious exporters ranging from large conglomerates, PSUs to MSME units for their export excellence. On this occasion, Harinarayan Rajbhar, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and J K Dadoo, IAS, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India also encouraged the Indian exporting community for their achievements and given thrust on export promotion in the interest of the country in general and to advance members’ business in particular.

At this occasion, the Hon’ble Minister also enlightened the exporting community with major Govt. policies to boost Indian trade and commercial activities and the pro-business approach of Govt. of India. Ramesh K Mittal, Chairman of CAPEXIL also congratulated all the export award winners and expressed the commitment from the Council’s side for best possible service and facilitation to their esteemed member exporters.

There were a total of 166 export excellence awards distributed to the leading member exporters under the Highest Exporters, Top Exporters, Special Exporters as well as Certificate of Merit Categories.

At its 62nd Annual General meeting, the Federation of Publishers and Booksellers conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran publisher KPR Nair, founder-proprietor of Konark Publishers. Nair has published more than 1,500 educational, academic and trade books, both for the domestic and global markets.

Also, SC Sethi's Memoir, Pages from my Life, published by Viva Books, was released by Dr Narendra Jadhav, Member of Parliament, (Rajya Sabha).

The book is a manual for newcomers to the publishing industry, one of the largest in the world. The release function was attended by all the members of the FPBAI and family/friends of SC Sethi, president of the FPBAI.

With the advent of latest and exceedingly advanced technology in digitization, the book publishing industry has entered a modernistic phase and touching new altitudes by publishing ebooks. Print media, digital media and various other networks are the torchbearers in promoting and creating new market placed for such products. It is through them that school, college and university libraries along with other institutions have realized the advantages of ebooks.

elib4u as an aggregator is actively propagating its gigantic collection of ebooks it has accumulated from various reputed national and international publishers. It has drawn up a massive campaign through its team of professionals and they are participating in various library events, besides major national and international book fairs around the world including New Delhi World Book Fair, London Book Fair, Beijing International Book Fair and Frankfurt Book Fair.

Recently elib4u sponsored and participated in TERI-ICDL 2016 conference where Dr Ajay Mathur, director general of TERI and Donna Scheeder, president, IFLA, showed their interest in elib4u platform.

At the New Delhi World Book Fair 2017, their stall witnessed overwhelming response, where they exhibited their ebooks and ejournals portal for libraries and publishers. Many librarians from universities, colleges and even students approached to get elib4u access in their educational institutions.

Colouring – this simple activity that may well be something almost everyone remembers fondly from one’s childhood. This activity is now resurfacing as a trend as adults are coming to love, and Adult Colouring Books find themselves on more and more bestsellers’ lists throughout the world. These books are not only a fun way to relax but also helping people reduce stress and boost their mental clarity.

Dreamland Publications have come up with the following Adult Colouring Books’ titles: ‘Rejuvenate Yourself’, ‘Refreshing Mandala’, ‘Extreme Copy Colour’, ‘Mysteries Colouring’, and ‘Creative Doodle Colouring’. These books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfilment and provide hours of fun, making the person forget his/her worries and feel relaxed.

These creative colouring books unwind and unleash one’s inner creativity. The beautiful patterns and designs are printed on a single page with the reverse left blank so the colours do not bleed through. They are perfect whether you chose to colour with coloured pencils, sketch pens or water colours.

Colouring, the gentle activity replaces negative thoughts, helps the brain to focus on the present and achieve mindfulness. So let's take a few minutes out from your day, wherever you are, pick your brushes or colour pencils/pens and get started to colour your way to peace and calm.

Serendipity and the American Dream, authored by Dr Mannan Dwivedi and published by Pentagon Press was launched in the presence of major laureates in JNU. Launched at the high time, at the contemporary period of time, when American politics taking a jig with a new set of power transfer, the book precisely sheds light on the USA’s foreign policy and politics. The book was unveiled by Prof. M Jagdish Kumar, Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra, Ramesh C Gaur, and Rajan Arya, the CEO of Pentagon Press. Talking about the serendipity, Prof Chintamani Mahapatra, stated, “It was just amazing to see a young student writing something personally experienced in USA.”