5th Publishing Next Industry Awards will be announced in September 2018

5th Publishing Next Industry Awards


The 5th edition of the Publishing Next Industry Awards have been announced and will be presented in 12 categories this year. The Awards, instituted in 2014, recognize the innovation and leadership of publishing professionals and others in the book trade in India and reward the talent, initiative, entrepreneurial zeal and untiring efforts of publishers – big, small, independent – that create books.

The Awards are open to publishing houses based in India, as also branches of international publishing houses, for their publishing programmes out of India. The last date for application is  15 May 2018. The winners of the Awards will be announced in September 2018.

The Publishing Next Industry Awards 2018 will be presented in the following twelve categories:

1. Book of the Year (English)
2. Book of the Year (Indian Languages)
3. Children’s Book of the Year (English)
4. Children’s Book of the Year (Indian Languages)
5. Illustrated Book of the Year (Coffee Table Books)
6. Book Cover of the Year (English)
7. Book Cover of the Year (Indian Languages)
8. Book Illustrator of the Year
9. Editor of the Year
10. Bookstore of the Year
11.Publisher of the Year (English, Indian Languages, General)
12.Publisher of the Year (English, Indian Languages, Children’s Literature)

If there are less than five valid submissions for any of the above categories, the organizers reserve the right to either cancel evaluation of that category, or evaluate the received submissions within another, related, category.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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