Publishing Next Industry Awards 2018

Shortlists announced for 10 categories

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Next Industry Awards

The shortlists for the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2018 have been announced for 10 categories and the winners will be declared on 12 January 2019, at an Awards ceremony at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The awards will be presented in the following categories: Printed Books (English, Indian Languages, Illustrated, Children’s Books), Editor, Illustrator, Cover Design (English, Indian Languages), Bookstore, and Publisher.

In the Publisher of the Year category, the shortlisted entries included Aleph Book Company, Duckbill Books, HarperCollins Publishers India, Kalachuvadu Publications, and Pickle Yolk Books.

The Publishing Next Industry Awards were instituted in 2014 to reward the talent, initiative, entrepreneurial zeal and untiring efforts of publishers – big, small, independent – that create books. Now in its fifth year, the awards are established under the aegis of the neutral platform of the Publishing Next conference, and seek to recognize the innovation and leadership of publishing professionals and others in the book trade. The jury for the awards comprised of distinguished persons in the publishing and allied fields.

For details, visit https://www.publishingnext.in

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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