CAPEXIL@Frankfurt Book Fair ’13


CAPEXIL continues its
promotional endeavours for
Indian book publishing and printing industry

CAPEXIL is a responsible trade support organisation, facilitating and strengthening the Indian publishing and printing industry’s external trade through effective and efficient networking with the global community for the inclusive growth of the country. The mission of CAPEXIL is to act as a strong link towards promotion of the publishing and printing industry as a strong contributor in the world market; development of the industry to set standards and best practices; advocating measures for the betterment of the industry; and strengthening the capacity of the industry to effectively respond to global trade environment. India publishes around 100,000 new titles by over 50,000 publishers in 24 Indian languages annually. This places the country at rank seven in terms of the number of books published and third in terms of the number of English publications in the world. The Indian book publishing industry is worth approximately US $ 2 billion and growing at around 10 percent every year. They export books, publications and printing to more than 120 countries around the world. The exports as well are on a growth path year by year.

Around the world

India has the distinction of being Guest of Honour Country twice at Frankfurt Book Fair in 1986 and 2006, Paris Book Fair 2007, London Book Fair 2009, Moscow International Book Fair 2009, Turin International Book Fair 2010, Ghana International Book Fair 2011, Sharjah International Book Fair 2011 and Seoul International Book Fair 2013. This has helped in strengthening the relationship between Indian publishers, book sellers, exporters, printers and printing service providers with their counterparts the world over.

Indian publishers are publishing books in all fields from photographic albums to children books. Indian textbooks in STM and social sciences are used by students all over the world at all levels for the reason being simple in language and at affordable prices, quality of authorship and skillful editing. More than 40,000 magazines and journals virtually act as conduit to regular and current information network to the educational and research institutions, professionals and discriminating readers all over the world. In view of the sophisticated printing and binding facilities and at cost effective rates, more and more publishers and institutions are relying on Indian printers for quality jobs.

Highlights of Indian publishing and printing industry

Indian book publishing and printing industry boasts of its distinguished strength and attributes which have been largely recognised at international level for years. The best of such unique features of the industry can be mentioned as:

  • Nearly, 50,000 publishers in the country produce over 100,000 new titles every year in 24 different Indian languages.
  • India is the seventh largest book publisher in the world and third largest in terms of producing English language publications.
  • India’s US $ 2 billion book publishing industry keeps growing at 10 percent annually.
  • India exports books, publications and printing to more than 120 overseas countries.
  • Enormous export of educational books of Indian authors to developing countries – yet another achievement.

Published Output

  • Children books
  • School textbooks
  • Undergraduate/graduate texts
  • Trade books
  • Coffee Table Books = Photographic Albums
  • Research & reference books
    • Humanities and Social Science
    • Science, Technology & Medicine
  • Magazines
    • Children
    • Women
    • Adult
    • Cinema
    • Computers
    • Business
  • Research journals
    • Humanities and Social Science
    • Science, Technology & Medicine
  • E-books and journals

Publishing/Translation Rights

  • Besides traditional book deals, Indian publishers have been selling and buying rights for various books with their counterparts across the globe.

Indian Printing Industry

  • Printing began in India in 1577
  • More than 150,000 printing presses in active operation employing around 5 million people for print production directly or indirectly
  • Growth @ 12% per annum
  • State-of-the-art printing and binding equipments available at several units
  • Flow line post production setups with huge print capacities
  • Good facilities for warehousing & distribution
  • Offer reliable and cost effective printing services with timely deliveries Digital Services
  • As of now more than five hundred digital production printers installed in India handling POD (Print-On-Demand) books for national and international publishers.
  • E version of books (e-books) have already achieved kick-start position in India.

PreMedia Services

  • Indian PreMedia companies provide pre-press, e-publishing and online solutions to book publishers with specialised tools and proven workflows and the list of their offerings continues expanding with increasing support from IT companies.

Content Services

  • With a good knowledge base of English language, India has the capability to work as Content Service Provider very efficiently.

Shipping / Business Infrastructure

  • With several sea ports, dry ports, international airports and other means of transport, communication and banking, India offers the best business arrangements for its customers worldwide.

India on the Global Scene

  • World’s largest democracy
  • World-class recognition in IT & Software services
  • Largest English speaking nation in the world
  • 2nd largest pool of scientists and engineers in the world
  • Largest pool of university graduates in the world
  • Part of the developing world economies

Indian publishing & printing industry has attained a status amongst its counterpart across the world which can be visualized from the fact that India now is a Guest of Honour country almost regularly in one or the other International Book Event.

Indian participants at Frankfurt Book Fair 2013

  • All About Book Publishing
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • All India Traveller Book Seller (AITBS) Publishers India
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Ananda Publishers (Pvt) Ltd
    Kolkata 8.0-N147
  • Capexil
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • DC Books
    Kottayam, Kerala 8.0-N147
  • DK Agencies (P) Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • DK Language Bookshop
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • International Print-o-Pac Limited
    Noida 8.0-N147
  • Kalachuvadu Publications (Pvt) Ltd
    Nagercoil 8.0-N147
  • Laxmi Publications Pvt Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • LiFi Publications
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Manipal Technologies
    Manipal 8.0-N147
  • Manjul Publishing House Pvt Ltd
    Bhopal 8.0-N147
  • Mapin Publishing (Pvt) Ltd
    Ahmedabad 8.0-N147
  • Mehta Print Offset Pvt Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • MLBD Books International Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • National Book Trust (NBT)
    New Delhi 8.0-N156
  • National Handicraft Exports
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • NCBA Exports Pvt Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • New Age International Publishers (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • New Central Book Agency (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Ninestars Information Technologies Ltd
    Bangalore 8.0-L147
  • Orange Education
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Osianama Learning Experience (Pvt) Ltd
    Mumbai 8.0-N147
  • PHI Learning Pvt Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Prints Publications (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Printrade India Publications
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Publishers & Booksellers Guild
    Kolkata 8.0-N147
  • Rachna Sagar (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Rakesh Press Pvt Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Random Publications
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Replika Press (Pvt) Ltd
    Haryana 8.0-N147
  • Sahitya Academi
    New Delhi 8.0-N156
  • Saraswati House Pvt Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Sheth Publishing House
    Mumbai 8.0-N147
  • Sivasakthi Offset Printers
    Chennai 8.0-N147
  • Snab Publishers (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Spring Time Software
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Sunrise Publishers
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Thomson Press (India) Ltd
    Haryana 8.0-N147
  • Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd
    Noida 8.0-N147
  • Zubaan
    New Delhi 8.0-N147
  • Ane Books (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 4.2-D25
  • Braahmam Net Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
    Noida 4.0-D32
  • CBS Publishers & Distributors (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 4.2-M16
  • Compare Infobase Limited Maps of World
    New Delhi 3.1-K110
  • Compare Infobase Ltd. Maps of World
    New Delhi 3.0-J45
  • Designmate India Pvt Ltd
    Ahmedabad 4.2-D73
  • DiTech Process Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
    Mumbai 4.0-B85
  • Focus Medica India Pvt Ltd
    Bangalore 4.2-K30
  • Future Arts
    New Delhi 3.0-K52
  • Goodword Books Pvt Ltd
    New Delhi 3.1-F15
  • Hurix Systems Private Limited
    Mumbai 4.2-C88
  • IDAA Learning
    Hyderabad 4.2-D68
  • Integra Software Services (Pvt) Ltd
    Pondicherry 4.0-B67
  • IntegralDMS
    Jaipur, Rajasthan 8.0-M138
  • Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 4.2-M13
  • Lexworkz Data Services (Pvt) Ltd
    Chennai 4.0-A10
  • Mammoth world
    New Delhi 5.0 A18
  • MPS Limited
    Bangalore 4.2-P17
  • Narosa Book Distributors (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 4.2-L92
  • Narosa Publishing House (Pvt) Ltd
    New Delhi 4.2-L92
  • Navayana Publishing
    New Delhi 5.0-E152
  • Navneet Publications India Limited
    Mumbai 3.0-E153
  • Quick Sort (India) Pvt Ltd
    Chennai 4.0-G32
  • Reality Premedia Services
    Pune 4.0-B51
  • Red Ink Literary Agency
    New Delhi 6.0-10k
  • Scientific International
    New Delhi 4.2-N26
  • Scope eKnowledge Center
    Chennai 4.2-M68
  • Shiv e-Publishing Technologies (Pvt) Ltd
    Bangalore 4.2-M36
  • SSPARKL by diacriTech
    Chennai 4.2-D96
  • Tara Books (Pvt) Ltd
    Chennai 4.1-P34


At the forthcoming 2013 events

CAPEXIL’s participation in the forthcoming international book fairs includes: Sharjah International Book Fair, UAE and Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico

Sharjah International Book Fair, UAE

CAPEXIL Book Division with its members will participate in the forthcoming Sharjah International Book Fair to be held from November 06-16, 2013 at Sharjah Expo Centre, Sharjah, UAE. This international book fair is considered to be one of the largest and most successful book fairs in the Gulf region. Majority of the population in the UAE and Gulf region is from the Indian subcontinent. The proximity of Sharjah, Dubai, Ajman and other Emirates makes the event more lucrative and promising. It has become a practice now for the public libraries, universities, educational institutions and various organisations from their GCC states to visit the Sharjah International Book Fair for their annual bulk purchases. Demands for Indian books are high and strong in these regions.

SIBF Rights: The Book Fair Authority is organising major component of SIBF Rights Table on November 04-05, 2013 for bringing together publishers, rights’ agents, translators and editors with B2B match making sessions and participation in this is FREE. Sharjah government is offering translation grants for contracts signed during the Rights Table.

Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico

Capexil Book Division has decided also to participate in Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico (Nov 30 – Dec 04, 2013 – 5 days) under MDA for the year 2013-2014. This is the largest book event in the whole of Latin America.

It will be an opportunity to showcase India’s development in its entire gamut through the display of books, publications and printing including printed materials. There were 1928 publishing houses represented by 44 countries that were present in the Guadalajara International Book Fair 2012.

Capexil Book Division is ascertaining the possibilities of organizing a Buyer-Seller Meet (BSM) with leading importers/booksellers/publishers, etc. in association with the Fair Authorities/ Booksellers and Publishers Association of Mexico during the Fair.

First ever National Pavilion at Frankfurt

Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest book fair on earth and legendary too. CAPEXIL made presence in the previous year show by way of mobilising publishers (15) and printers (10) under National Pavilion which made an indelible mark amongst the international exhibitors and trade visitors.

Hall No 8 is the most prestigious and premium hall at Frankfurt Book Fair meant for international exhibitors especially of those from the UK, USA and Europe, CAPEXIL’s efforts achieved crowning glory with mobilisation of participation of prestigious government organisations like National Book Trust (NBT), Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India and Sahitya Akademi.

The council could establish its brand CAPEXIL across the borders. With success of first ever National Pavilion at Frankfurt Book Fair. Coming edition of Frankfurt Book Fair to be held from October 09-13, 2013 will have bigger presence of Indian publishers and printers under National Pavilion of CAPEXIL with great pomp and show.

CAPEXIL at London Book Fair 2013

London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print and digital channels. At the London Book Fair 2013 held from April 15-17 at Earls Court in London, 34 Indian companies (out of a total 60) participated in the India Pavilion organised by CAPEXIL. This fair takes place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, providing a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. It brings direct access to customers, contents and emerging markets of UK, Europe and beyond. One of the unique features of London Book Fair is its Market Focus Programme which draws attention to certain countries and highlights the trade links with this territory, its publishing industry and the opportunities for conducting business with the rest of the world.

London Book Fair 2013 was the 42nd edition where there were more than 25,000 attendees from across the globe in the three-day event. HE Dr J Bhagwati, High Commissioner of India to UK, graced the inaugural function of the fair and thereafter he inaugurated the India Pavilion in the presence of the chairman of National Book Trust and other dignitaries of the trade. He personally visited each and every booth of India Pavilion and encouraged the participants to visit this international fair regularly.

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