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List of Book Publishers in India

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Here is a verified & comprehensive list of traditional publishers in India to help you have all the required information in one place.
Please note all information presented here has been gathered via the most trusted sources. Sources used are: A.C. Nielsen’s BookScan Data Reports, Publicly available information, Information on Award winners from the Award sites, & Industry Experts.
All information has been verified, yet if there is any misrepresentation, please write back to us, with relevant proof on: hello@becomeshakespeare.com

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


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


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: +91 80 40600963; manuscripts@greyoak.in,

Distributors: Westland Ltd


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


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


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


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)


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: 09699933000

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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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.


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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