List of Book Publishers in India

Here is a verified & comprehensive list of traditional publishers in India to help you have all the required information in one place.
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Name: Aleph Book Company
Introduction: Aleph Book Company is an independent Indian publishing firm founded in May 2011 by David Davidar in partnership with R. K. Mehra and Kapish Mehra of Rupa Publications India. Ravi Singh joined the start-up about six months later as co-publisher, and Bena Sareen shortly thereafter as Creative Director.
Imprints: Not available
Genres: fiction, history, biography, autobiography, current events, reportage, travel, popular science, art, music, nature studies, the environment, business, translations, philosophy, sociology, psychology, popular culture
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Business Sutra:A Very Indian Approach to Management by Devdutt Pattanaik;
Awards: Page Turner Literary Award ( A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb by Amitava Kumar)
Contact: Aleph Book Company India, New Delhi Tel.: +91 11 49226666
Distributors: Rupa & Company
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Name: Grapevine India Publishers
Introduction: Grapevine India is one of the fastest growing trade book publishers in India.
Imprints: Not available
Genres: Non-fiction. Self Help
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Of Course I Love You!:Till I Find Someone Better by Durjoy Dutta and Manvi Ahuja; Till the Last Breath by Durjoy Dutta;
Awards: Not available
Contact: Grapevine India, New Delhi Tel.: +91-11-25703504 editorial@grapevineindia.com
Distributors: Variety Books, Rhythm Books, Knowledge Storm
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Name: Grey Oak Publishers
Introduction: Grey Oak is an Indian Publisher and holds a strong focus on writing and stories about India and/ or by Indian writers
Imprints: Grey Oak, Silverfish, Chiron, Plan D
Genres: Indian Fiction, travel writing, memoirs, biographies, inspirational stories,
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): None
Awards: Not available
Contact: Grey Oak India, Bangalore, Tel No.: +91 80 40600963; manuscripts@greyoak.in,
Distributors: Westland Ltd
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Name: Hachette Livre
Imprints: Little, Brown and Company; Orbit; Yen Press; Grand Central Publishing, Hoddor
Genres: Anthology, Antiques and Collectibles, Architecture, Art and Design, Astrology, Autobiography, Biographies and Memoirs, Business and Management, Chick-lit, Children, Communication, Controversial Knowledge and Mysteries, Classics, Comic Strip, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Literature, Crime and Thrillers, Cultural Studies, Current Affairs, Dictionaries, DIY and Craft, Fashion, Films, Theatre, TV, Gift and Novelty, Health and Fitness, History, Horror, Humour, Medicine, Military, Photography, Poetry, Politics, Relationships, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self-help, Sex and Erotica, Short Stories, Spirituality, Society and Culture, Sport and Leisure, Travel and Adventure
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Elephant Catchers,The:Key Lessons for Breakthrough Growth by Subroto Bagchi;
Awards: The Man Booker Prize (The Glass Room by Simon Mawer; The Long Song by Andrea Levy)
Contact: Hachette India, Gurgaon, Tel: +91-124-4195000;
Distributors: Amit Book Corporation, India Book House
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Name: HarperCollins Publishers LLC
Introduction: One of the world’s largest publishing companies.
Imprints: Avon, Ecco, Harper, Fourth Estate, The Friday Project, Harper Thorsons, Amistad, Blue Door, Flamingo (and more)
Genres: Adventure, Art, Astrology, Autobiography, Biographies and Memoirs, Business and Management, Children, Cinema, Classics, Comic Strip, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Literature, Crime and Thrillers, Current Affairs, Dictionaries, Economics, Erotica, Fantasy, Films, Finance, Health and Fitness, History, Humour, Mythology, Photography, Poetry, Relationships, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self-help, Spirituality, Society and Culture, Sport and Travel
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho; Sydney Sheldon’s The Tides of Memory by Sidney Sheldon & Tilly Bagshawe; Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
Awards: The Pulitzer Prize (A Problem From Hell: America and The Age of Genocide by Samantha Power)
The Man Booker Prize: (Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel)
Contact: HarperCollins India, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Tel: 0120 – 4044800; Email: Sapana.Solanki@harpercollins-india.com
Distributors: Amit Book Corporation, India Book House, Mehras
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Name: Hay House
Introduction: Hay House is an international leader in self-help and transformational publishing. It is dedicated to publishing books that will uplift mind, body and soul.
Imprints: New Beginnings Press, Princess Books, Smiley Books, and Balboa Press.
Genres: Self-Help, New Thought, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Alternative Health, Men’s/Women’s Issues, Food and Nutrition, Finance, Environmental Issues, Education, Business, Astrology and New Age
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): E2: Nine Do-it-yourself Energy Experiments by Pam Grout;
Awards: Not available
Contact: Hay House India, New Delhi Tel.: 91 (11)41761620
Distributors: Prakash Books, India Book Distributors, Westland, Prism Books
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Name: Jaico Publishing House
Introduction: Jaico was founded in 1946 by Jaman Shah as a book distribution business for U.S. paperback publishers and later ventured into book publishing
Imprints: Not available
Genres: General Trade, Business Management, Engineering & Technology, Education
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): The Laws of the Spirit World by Khorshed Bhavnagri; The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin S. Sharma; Who Will Cry When You Die? by Robin S. Sharma
Awards: Not available
Contact: Not available
Distributors: Jaico Books (has self-owned distribution arm)
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Name: Leadstart Publishing
Imprints: Platinum Press, Jufic Books, Celestial Books, Body & Soul Books, Happy Squirrel, Wordizen Books, Virgin Leaf Books, Frog Books, Urban Voice (Magazine)
Genres: Education, Fantasy, General Fiction, Gay and Lesbian, Health and Wellness, Humour, Non Fiction, Poetry, Politics, Romance, Science, Self-help, Short Stories, Skill Building, Spirituality, Teen, Thrillers, Young Adults
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Asura:Tale of the Vanquished:Story of Ravana and His People by Anand Neelakantan
Awards: A Journey Forever by G. A. Kulkarni, Rainbow at Noon by Dhiruben Patel
Contact: Leadstart India, Mumbai Tel: +91-22-61623804; Email: submissions@leadstartcorp.com
Distributors: India Book House, India Book Distributors, S.V. Book Suppliers, Jaico Books, Leadstart Publishing (has self-owned distribution arm)
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Name: Macmillan Publishers
Imprints: Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Henry Holt and Co., Hayden-McNeil, Square Fish, Roaring Brooks, Priddy Books, Picador (and more)
Genres: Art and Photography, Biography and Memoirs, Business and Investing, Children and Teen, Comics and graphic Novels, Cooking, Food and Wine, Crafts, Entertainment, Health, Mind and Body, History, Home and Garden, Literature and Fiction, Mystery and Thrillers, Non Fiction, Outdoors, Scholarly and Reference Books, Parenting and Families, Poetry, Religion and Spirituality, Romance, Science, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Trade Books, Travel
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Best Kept Secret:Book Three of the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer; India After Gandhi:The History of the World’s Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha
Awards: The Man Booker Prize (Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh, Headlong by Michael Frayn)
Contact: Macmillan India Tel: +91-124-3079600; paninfo@macmillan.co.in
Distributors: Amit Book Corporation
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Name: Manjul Publishing House
Introduction: Manjul Publishing House Pvt. Ltd is a publishing house in Bhopal, India. It is well known for the translation of the “Harry Potter” novels into Hindi. It was established in 1999.
Imprints: Amyrillis
Genres: History, Health & Wellness, Biographies, Mind/Body/Spirit, Memoirs, Cookery, Fiction, Children, Personal Finance, Art & Architecture, Spirituality, Management, Self Help, Network Marketing, Inspirational, Leisure, General
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Rahasya / The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Awards: Not available
Contact: Manjul Publishing House India, Bhopal Tel: +91-755-4240 340; manjul@manjulindia.com
Distributors: SV Book Supply Co. Pvt Ltd, India Book Distributors
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Name: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (MLBD)
Introduction: MLBD is a leading Indian publishing house on Sanskrit and Indology since 1903.
Imprints: Not available
Genres:Religion, philosophy, history, culture, arts, architecture, archaeology, language,literature, linguistics, musicology, mysticism, yoga, tantra, occult, medicine, astronomy, astrology
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): None
Awards: Not available
Contact: MLBD India, New Delhi Tel: (91-11) 25795180; web@mlbd.com
Distributors: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (has self-owned distribution arm)
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Name: Orient Publishing
Introduction: Orient Paperbacks, a division of Vision Books Pvt. Ltd., is a multilingual, multi-location publishing house, publishing both in English and Hindi
Imprints: Vision Books, Orient Paperbacks, Caring, Rajpal & Sons
Genres: Fiction and Literature, Health, Mind and Body, Self Development, Puzzles, Religion and Culture, New Age and Esoteric, and Humour
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): None
Awards: Not available
Contact: Orient Publishing India, New Delhi Tel: +91-11-2327 8877;
Distributors: Not available
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Name: Parragon Publishing
Imprints: Little Learners; Life Canvas; Love Food; Pinkabella
Genres: Animal and Nature, Art, Design and Fashion, Garden, Gifts, Guides, Health and Fitness, History and Culture, Hobbies and Games, Music, Sport, Transportation, Trivia and Puzzles, Cookery, Young Learners, Children
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): None
Awards: Not available
Contact: Parragon India, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Tel: +91-120-4612900
Distributors: Modern Marketing Company (Sister Concern of India Book Distributors), Prism
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Name: Penguin Random House
Introduction: Established on July 1 2013 by the merger of Penguin and Random House, in its own words, it is the world’s first truly global trade book publishing company
Imprints: Penguin- Penguin Classics, Allen Lane, Puffin, Ladybird, Rough Guides, Pelican, Evergreens, Hamish Hamilton (and more)
Random House- Doubleday, David Fickling, Pantheon, Bantam, Arrow, Ballantine Books, Black Swan, Del Rey (and more)
Genres: Penguin- Art, Photography, Asian Interest, Biographies and Memoirs, Black Interest, Business, Finance and Law, Children, Classics, Computers and Internet, Crime and Thrillers, Fairytale, Folklore and Myth, Film and TV, Food and Drink, Gay and Lesbian, Graphic, Health and Fitness, Home and Garden, Horror, Humour, Irish Interest, Jewish Interest, Leisure, Lifestyle, Merchandise, Music, Poetry, Drama, Criticism, Politics, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Science Fiction, Sport, Travel, Young Adult
Random House- Fiction (Historical, Modern, Classic, Crime and Thriller, General and Literary, Graphic, Humour, Poetry, Romance, Science and Fantasy)
Non Fiction (Careers, History, Autobiography, Essays, Journals, Health and Fitness, Humour, International Relations, Lifestyle)
Children (Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture)

Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Penguin: Bankerupt by Ravi Subramanian; I Too Had a Love Story by Ravinder Singh; Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha; Like It Happened Yesterday by Ravinder Singh; Hold My Hand by Durjoy Dutta

Random House: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri; Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight by Rujuta Diwekar; It Started with a Friend Request by Sudeep Nagarkar; Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business by Shobha Bondre; Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth by Navi Radjou & Jaideep Prabhu & Simone Ahuja and Kevin Roberts
Awards: The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai, Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller, Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes)
The Pulitzer Prize (The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright, Ghost Wars by Steve Coll, The Black Count by Tom Reiss, Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds)
Contact: Penguin India, New Delhi, Tel +91 (0) 11 2649 4401/02/05/07; Email: submission@in.penguingroup.com
Random House India, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Tel: +91 120 4607500; Email: submission@randomhouse.co.in / editorial@randomhouse.co.in
Distributors: India Book Distributors, Prakash Books, Amit Book Corporation, Rupa & Co, Prism
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Name: Roli Books
Introduction: Roli Books began publishing qualitatively evolved books for children and then ventured into publishing newspapers and launched the Sunday Mai and eventually fiction and non-fiction.
Imprints: Lustre Press, Lotus, IndiaInk, Showcase,
Genres: Fiction, Non-fiction, Cookery, Art & Culture, Humanities, Self Help, Sports, Textile, Travel
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Dongri to Dubai:Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia by S. Hussain Zaidi
Awards: Gourmand World Cookbook Awards (The Emperor’s Table: The Art of Mughal Cuisine by Salma Hussain)
Contact: Roli Books India, New Delhi Tel: +91 11 4068 2000; editorial@rolibooks.com
Distributors: India Book Distributors
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Name: Rupa Publications
Imprints: Rupa Publications, Rainlight & Red Turtle
Genres: Art and Culture, Astrology, Biographies and Memoirs, Business, Investing and Management, Cinema, Cookery, Current Affairs, Epics and Mythology, Fiction, Health and Fitness, History, Humour, Media, Parenting, Plays, Poetry, Politics, Quizzes and Puzzles, Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy, Self-help, Sports and Games
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): My Journey:Transforming Dreams into Actions by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat; 2 States: The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat; What Young India Wants by Chetan Bhagat; 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat
Awards: Not available
Contact: Rupa India, New Delhi Tel: +91 11 49226666; Email: info@rupapublications.com
Distributors: Rupa & Co. (has self-owned distribution arm)
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Name: Sage
Introduction: Sage is a world leader in its chosen scholarly, educational, and professional market domain.
Imprints: SAGE India, SAGE Response, SAGE South Asia, SAGE Vistaar, SAGE Value Pack, SAGE Texts, SAGE Law, SAGE Impact
Genres: Aging and Gerontology, Anthropology and Archaeology, Are and Ethnic Study, Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, Clinical Medicine, Communication and Media Studies, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Economics and Development, Education, Engineering and Material Sciences, Family Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, General Biology, Geography and Earth Sciences, History, Interpersonal/Domestic Violence, Life and Biomedical Sciences, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Computing, Nursing, Organisational Performance Management, Health Specialties, Plant and Agricultural Sciences, Politics and International Relations, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Theology, Biblical Studies, Research Methods, Social Work and Social Policy, Sociology, Study Skills, Vocational and Professional Studies
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): None
Awards: Not available
Contact: Sage Pub India, New Delhi Tel: +91-11-4053 9222; contactceo@sagepub.in
Distributors: Not available
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Name: Scholastic
Introduction: Scholastic Corporation is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology.
Imprints: Not available
Genres: Skill Builders, Early Learning, Fiction, Non-fiction, Parenting, Plays, Reference, Poetry
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Rumble in the Jungle:Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton; Mouse in Space by Geronimo Stilton
Awards: The Newberry Award (The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman, The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
Contact: Scholastic India, Gurgaon Tel: 0124-4842800; tnarang@scholastic.co.in
Distributors: India Book House, India Book Distributors
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Name: Westland Ltd
Introduction: Westland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark, is an amalgamation of two companies, EastWest Books and Westland Books, which were merged to form Westland in April 2008.
Imprints: Tranquebar Press; EastWest; Westland
Genres: Children, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cookery, Fiction, Non-fiction
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): Shiva Trilogy: Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi; The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi; The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi; Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi
Awards: Not available
Contact: Westland India, New Delhi email: submissions@westland-tata.com
Distributors: Prakash Books, India Book Distributors, Prism Books
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Name: Wiley (Academic)
Imprints: For Dummies, Jacaranda, J. K. Lasser, Wiley Blackwell, Wrox (and more)
Genres: Accounting, Agriculture, Art and Architecture, Business Management, Chemistry, Computing, Culinary and Hospitality, Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Law and Criminology, Life Sciences, Lifestyle, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Physics, Astronomy, Psychology, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Reference, Veterinary Medicine, World Languages
Current Bestsellers (Top Five as per Nielsen Bookscan data): None
Awards: Not available
Contact: Wiley India, New Delhi Tel: 91-11-43630000; editorialindia@wiley.com
Distributors:UBS Publishers’ Distributors Pvt. Ltd.

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Name: Juggernaut Books
Imprints: Not available
Genres: Fiction & Non-Fiction
Bestsellers: Indian Superfoods – Rujuta Diwekar , Rekha: The Untold Story -Yasser Usman
Awards: Not available
Contact: 4th Floor, 118, KS House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, Delhi 110049 ; books@juggernaut.in ; Website : https://www.juggernaut.in/
Distributors: Hatchette Books India, Prakash, IBD

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