Entries are now open for the first Publishing Next Industry Awards, which recognize and reward talent, initiative, entrepreneurship and quality in book publishing, across all Indian languages. Publishing Next is organized by CinnamonTeal Publishing, a Margao (Goa)-based publishing house that provides publishing services to authors and publishers.

Established under the aegis of the Publishing Next Conference, a platform furthering discussion and networking within the industry, the Publishing Next Industry Awards seek to celebrate innovation and leadership in the book trade.

Libby Whitehouse looks at whether India’s effervescent literary culture is attracting established and new writers from either side of the Atlantic: Publishing Perspectives

Historically, Indian writers have tended to go to the West to get their books published but with e-books posing an ever-increasing challenge to publications there, industry experts indicate a reverse flow may have just begun.

Indeed, there are murmurs that the big and burgeoning Indian book publishing market and the country’s effervescent literary culture have begun to attract both established and new writers from the either side of the Atlantic seeking a bigger audience and accolade.

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