The Truth about Publishing

Getting work published


The Truth about Publishing is being organized on 10 July 2018 in the Delhi National Capital Region. It will actually be held at 7pm at the Tejeshwar Singh College of Publishing, which is apparently a part of Ashoka University just north of Delhi in Kundli on the road to Sonepat.

Covering topics on how to get published or work in the publishing industry, the event will start with a brief bird’s eye view of the industry in India, with a window to some key connections to the global industry. It will highlight current trends and emerging areas of interest in keeping with new technology as well as cutting-edge practices in the industry.

The second part of the talk will focus on the various aspects of book and journal publishing. It will go into some of the things to keep in mind as a budding author submitting a work for publication, as well as processes that are common to these two genres.

The third part of the talk will examine the various segments of a publishing office, and then focus on the editorial role. It will look at how the editor came into being historically, and then move to discussing how the editor’s role has increasingly become like that of a curator in these times of exacerbated and easy access to technology for all. The talk will end with some thoughts on writing and reading in the digital age, and an insight into the the vision and mission of the Tejeshwar Singh College of Publishing.

The article has been updated to give the location and time of the event on 10 July 2018

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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  1. Apparently as now clarified in the article it is at Ashoka University in Kundli, just about 90 minutes by car north of Delhi.


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