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With the joint initiative of Sahitya Akademi and DMRC, Sahitya Akademi has opened its second Metro Book shop. The shop was inaugurated by Dr Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, president Sahitya Akademi, at Vishwa Vidayalaya Metro Station recently.

Sariska: The Tiger Reserve Roars Again, a book authored on first-hand experience by Sunayan Sharma was recently released at the WWF India Auditorium, New Delhi. Published by Niyogi Books, the book was launched by VP Singh, member of parliament, Rajya Sabha and WWF India secretary general and CEO Ravi Singh.

One of the most famous national parks in India, especially for its tigers, Sariska, in Rajasthan, had lost every single one of its tiger population to poachers a decade ago. The revelation was devastating sending shock waves not only throughout India but also abroad. After much discussions, apprehensions, arguments, legal battles, and interference of the prime minister, a few tigers were shifted from Ranthambhore to Sariska.

This was the first such experiment anywhere in the world which turned out to be a grand success. Sariska has now more than a dozen tigers. This and several other such interesting experiments are discussed in this book by the one who was directly involved in these developments. The author, then field director of Sariska, describes these first-hand experiences in a most thrilling and revealing manner. The challenges faced by the author, fighting with the mining mafia on creating water holes for the wild animals, strengthening check posts to stop poaching, confrontations with villagers and local politicians, and so on are described in detail.

The book, with more than 150 photographs, portraying rich, natural, archaeological and cialis daily in canada cultural history of Sariska, will doubtlessly be a valuable addition to the existing thin wildlife literature. This will be a valuable possession for not only wildlife lovers and administrators, especially of national parks, but also for environmental and social organisations, NGOs as well as students.

Honourable prime minister Narendra Modi released the book The Great Himalayan Climb on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the 1965 Everest Expedition, in New Delhi while President Pranab Mukherjee released the book during the inauguration of the 50th Anniversary of the first Historic Climb of Mt. Everest at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

Jamie Hodder Williams, chief executive of Hodder and Headline, announced that Hachette UK has acquired the Nicholas Brealey Publishing group, including its US imprints Davies Black and Intercultural Press. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, ‘the world’s smallest publishing multinational’ is based in London and in Boston in the US. The company has an outstanding list of global business books on coaching and leadership, personal development and generix cialis the best choice popular psychology, smart thinking and the ‘big ideas’ in business, alongside a world class travel writing and cross-cultural list.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing will become an imprint within John Murray Publishing. Nick Brealey will continue to manage the lists, reporting to Nick Davies, managing director of John Murray Press. All the staff in the UK company, currently based in Clerkenwell (Ben Slight, sales and marketing manager; Louise Richardson, publishing assistant; Sally Lansdell, managing editor; and Cheryl Zimmerman, Royalties accountant) will move with Nick to join their new colleagues in nearby Carmelite House.

The US staff in Boston (Janet Crockett, head of the Boston Office, Melissa Carl, sales manager and Jen Delaney who is in charge of US production) will move to join their new colleagues at Hachette Book Group in their Boston office. Jamie Hodder Williams said, “Nick Brealey is a brilliant publisher. His areas of specialism – global business, personal and professional development and travel writing are also areas of specialism for Nick Davies’s team at John Murray Press. I am absolutely delighted that Nick has chosen to come to Hachette so that together we can further develop the wonderful business he has created. Hachette has an outstanding international sales team who will expand the reach of Nicholas Brealey Publishing in overseas markets and their lists will enhance John Murray Press’s excellent reputation in the areas of business, development and the very best of adventure and look there travel writing. Tim Hely Hutchinson always says that we look to acquire companies when the fit is right and in this case, it could not be better.”

Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO), in association with Authors Guild of India, are organising a seminar-cumawareness programme in Agra on September 23, 2015, where authors and publishers will discuss on legalising the reproduction and other issues related to copyright.

IRRO is a society formed under the Copyright Act, 1957 for issue or grant Licences, in respect of any literary work in which copyright subsists, for reproduction (with Limitations), on behalf of Rightsholders i.e. owner of copyright of any literary work i.e. authors, publishers, etc.