Capexil’s Collective @ Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

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India publishes over 100,000 new titles by thousands of publishers in 24 Indian languages annually. This places India at the sixth rank in terms of the number of books published and second in terms of the number of English language publications in the world.

The book industry in India is worth over US$ 7 billion approximately and growing at around 15% every year. We export books, publications and make printing services accessible to more than 120 countries around the world.

India has had the distinction of being the Guest of Honour country at the 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, Beijing International Book Fair 2010, Ghana International Book Fair 2011, Sharjah International Book Fair, 2011, Seoul International Book Fair 2013, Havana International Book Fair 2015 and recently Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019. It’s an honour for India to be the Guest of Honour country at the Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (FIL) in Mexico (30 November – 8 December 2019) and Paris Book Fair (20-23 March 2020) in Paris. CAPEXIL will be promoting Indian Printing & Publishing Industry in both these fairs in co-ordination with NBT. Indian publishers are publishing books in all fields from photographic albums to children books. Indian text books in STM, humanities and social sciences are used by students across the world. Nearly 40,000 magazines and journals virtually act as conduit to regular and current information network for the educational and research institutions, professionals and discriminating readers the world over. In view of the sophisticated printing and binding facilities, more and more world publishers are setting up their offices in India to get best products at a cost-effective rate and relying on Indian publishers, booksellers and printers for quality jobs. India can provide books and printing services to publishers and give them the best quality as per their need at competitive and affordable prices. CAPEXIL welcomes participants from across the globe to the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019.

Ramesh K. Mittal, Chairman
Books, Publications & Printing Panel, CAPEXIL, INDIA


Capexil’s Book Division facilitates export growth by sponsoring delegations of members on trips abroad, by inviting academic and other concerned professionals, with a view to promote Indian books and printing in the overseas markets and to project the Indian industry associated with this segment. From time to time it organizes collective exhibitions of books and publications on behalf of its members, represents them in international book fairs, and initiates discussions conducive to the promotion of the growth of exports.

The Mission of Capexil

  • Promotion of the publishing and printing industry as a strong contributor to the world market.
  • Development of the publishing and printing industry to set standards and best practices.
  • Advocating measures for the betterment of the publishing and printing industry.
  • Strengthening the capacity of the publishing and printing industry to effectively respond to the global trade environment.

Academic India Publishers

We appreciate CAPEXIL for promoting the Indian publishing fraternity at global level. Over the last 25 years we regularly visit to Frankfurter Buchmesse. A few times we had participated as exhibitor in the fair. Frankfurter Buchmesse is indeed a great platform for networking with highly reputed international publishers. In our nearly 30 years of active presence in the industry, we cater our books to 17 countries across the globe. We export books on Children, Medical, Life Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences and much more.

STAND C3 in Hall 6.1

–Amber Chaudhary,
Academic India Publishers

(Academic India Publishers is a long standing name in the book publishing industry, dealing in both publishing and export. They also publish co-editions of their books in different languages.)


Astral International

CAPEXIL is doing a great job for the publishers and booksellers of India. It is enabling us to participate on such platforms which ultimately empower us to strive at the global platform and push export. They are genuinely showing interest and motivating publishers to participate in good number of fairs. Their support is unparalleled. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a great opportunity for us to showcase our publications to the world. We get to meet specialised book sellers from different countries under a single roof which is a very big challenge in the real world. We have more than 2000 publications in print as well as e-books.

STAND C79 in Hall 4.2

–Prateek Mittal,
Astral International P Ltd

(Astral International is a specialized publisher of research and textbooks in the subject areas of Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Ayurveda, Fisheries, Food, Plant and Veterinary Sciences for last three decades)


CDC Printers

It is a great opportunity for us to meet all the publishers across the globe under one roof at Frankfurter Buchmesse. We are thankful to CAPEXIL for a great initiative by offering space to us and many Indian exhibitors, who hold Import Exporters Code Number (IEC) at the fair at a subsidised rate. We are putting up a stand for the first time at Frankfurter Buchmesse this year. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for print and digital content.

STAND E37 in Hall 6.1

–Kaushik Bargi,
CDC Printers Private Limited

(CDC Printers has been in the print business for more than two decades with a diversified business in book printing & packaging. The company has won more than 100 National Awards for Excellence in Printing.)


DC Books

CAPEXIL’s role in reaching out to international book trade fraternity has helped us to export books to many countries and to license our titles to many languages. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a must to be place for everyone in the trade. I have been visiting the fair for the last 18 years regularly. The main purpose of being in the fair is to understand the market trends, to buy and sell rights, to network with trade and industry. Networking with publishers from all over the world is a major incentive as well. Many great books that DC Books has been able to publish have been sourced through Frankfurter Buchmesse.

STAND C10 in Hall 6.1

–Ravi Deecee,
DC Books

(DC Books is the front runner in working with authors and readers to co-create an interactive experience of reading. The company boasts of publishing roster of Nobel Laureates, Jananpit Laureates, Pulitzer Prize, Sahitya Academy Winners, etc.)


Dolphin Impex

Frankfurter Buchmesse is ‘a must be there’ event for us. We develop and manufacture innovative and fun children’s products. Run by professionals with generations of experience in the publishing industry, our products are of the highest quality standards and are designed to delight our customers.”

STAND E24 in Hall 6.1

–Raphael Israel,
Dolphin Impex

(Dolphin Impex produces innovative and attractive children’s books, teaching aids and allied educational products. They develop bespoke products for leading school chains and government submissions.)


Excel Industries

We have recently become the member of CAPEXIL. We are grateful to them for giving us such an opportunity to participate in Frankfurter Buchmesse. We are thrilled to be at the International fair for the first time. This is a big opportunity for us to showcase our products on a global platform. At Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 Excel Industries will present a wide range of hand-crafted globes to suite all types of home or office decor.

STAND C3 in Hall 6.1

–Anirudh Jain,
Excel Industries

(Excel Industries strives to adapt its Excel Globes to complement the latest fashions in interior designs, while maintaining the traditional values of high quality and classic design)


J.J. Imprints

It is always wonderful to exhibit and showcase our brand at the biggest book and media fair in the world. We truly appreciate and acknowledge the efforts of CAPEXIL, for extending beneficial schemes and promoting Indian exports. Frankfurter Buchmesse always has and continues to offer a multitude of opportunities to build new connections worldwide. It is the most significant event of the year for us to promote our brand and explore new horizons. This year at Frankfurt, we are launching 100 new products in children’s book and toy category.

STAND C13 in Hall 6.1

–Sagar Jain,
J.J. Imprints

(J.J. Imprints is a leading publisher of children’s books and producer of puzzles, games and toys with over 30 years’ experience.)


Kalachuvadu Publications

An India stand by CAPEXIL at Frankfurter Buchmesse must be standard practice, not an ad-hoc decision taken every year. The implementation of it must be tuned to encourage more publishers, small presses and start-ups to come and explore the fair. I first went to Frankfurter Buchmesse in 2007 under a fair fellowship programme. After 12 years I know enough to understand that there is so much more to learn and gain from the fair. I have learnt much and practiced what I have learnt at Frankfurter Buchmesse more than any other place. We have done pioneering work in Tamil publishing.

STAND C6 in Hall 6.1

–Kannan Sundaram,
Kalachuvadu Publications

(Kalachuvadu is a flagship magazine of Kalachuvadu Publications dealing with contents in politics, literature, art and social issues. Kalachuvadu is the winner of the ‘Publishing Next’ Publisher of the Year Award 2018.)


Laxmi Publications

It is a great initiative taken by CAPEXIL to promote the Indian publishing industry at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. We also congratulate the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, for globally promoting the publishing sector of India. Our main focus at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 is to widen the horizons of our digital content besides publishing the physical books. All our books are at present digitalised and are available online and in electronic/digital formats.

STAND C74 in Hall 4.2

–Saurabh Gupta,
Laxmi Publications Pvt Ltd

(Since its inception in 1974, Laxmi Publications has grown tremendously as one of the leading publishers of STM, Management, Engineering, Computer Science & IT and other books in India and abroad.)


Macaw Books

This year we are part of the CAPEXIL contingent and a proud member of the same. CAPEXIL has been helping Indian publishers grow their markets by helping us exhibit at various book fairs to grow our presence in the new markets. We will be attending Frankfurter Buchmesse for the 20th year this time. We started our journey as BOOKMATRIX in 1999 where we used to provide books designing services. Frankfurt being Mecca of publishing is the most important one for all the publishers to showcase their new products and services. This year we will be showcasing a comprehensive range of Value Readers for pre-nursery and an exhaustive range of educational supplements for Classes I to VIII.

STAND C2 in Hall 6.1

–Sandeep Kaushik,
Macaw Books

(The brand Macaw Books was incepted in 2007 for publishing children books for 2 to 14 years old kids. The company is proud to have a range of 6400 products which we will be offering on rights and co-edition basis.)


Mammoth World

We are regular to Frankfurter Buchmesse over the last eight years. But we are participating in the fair this year through CAPEXIL. We appreciate this valuable initiative of CAPEXIL. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a great platform for networking with peers and this is where we witness the trends in the industry. We export to more than 25 countries and we are proud of producing beautifully illustrated books at attractive prices.

STAND C16 in Hall 6.1

–Kamal Kumar,
Mammoth World

(Mammoth World is a children book publisher based in New Delhi. The range of books includes children picture books, activity books, colouring books, novelty books, games and puzzles.)


Mehta Offset Printers

CAPEXIL is promoting the Indian book industry internationally. We are glad to be a part of it. We are looking forward to many such events and collaborations with them to increase our international presence. Frankfurter Buchmesse is an excellent platform for us to meet and network with international publishers, distributors, agents and buyers. The fair is the most important international book event in the world for understanding the current market trends. We forayed into children book publishing few years back and have published over to 350 titles from around the globe. In a short duration we are represented in various parts of the world, including, USA, India, UAE, Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey, etc.

STAND E28 in Hall 6.1

–Gautam Mehta,
Mehta Offset Printers

(Mehta Offset Printers is a young and creative children publisher which is trying to make a mark in the world market. The company produces picture books, board books and activity books and a few medical book titles.)


Nageen Prakashan

The CAPEXIL programme helps us participate in the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 in a pocket friendly fashion which is a big help for us. We wish to continue participating in more such fairs and wish all the best to folks who make CAPEXIL programme a success. We are always excited to participate in fairs that help us connect with global buyers and Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 is undoubtedly one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. Chota Kingdom, a brand of Nageen Prakashan is focused on kids aged 2-12 years old. Chota Kingdom believes that every child is unique and they need to be nurtured emotionally and intelligently.

–Mohit Jain,
Nageen Prakashan

(Nageen Prakashan Pvt Ltd is one of the leading publishers in India. Since its inception in 1969, it has been engaging in publication of textbooks of different boards besides distribution and export of books.)


New Age International Publishers

CAPEXIL is doing a great job in promotion of Indian book publishing industry globally. Frankfurter Buchmesse is an ideal meeting point for book publishers and printers from all over the world. We have a current list of 2500+ titles mainly in STM. New Academic Science, an imprint of New Age International (UK) Ltd. is a well established UK-based STM publisher offering high level text and reference titles to the academic community.

STAND C76 in Hall 4.2

–Saumya Jain,
New Age International Publishers

(Established in 1966, New Age International Publishers is the market leader in educational books and now ranked among leading publishing houses bringing out professional and college level textbooks.)


Olive Publications

We thank CAPEXIL for the liberal support extended to us. Olive Publications is regular to Frankfurter Buchmesse since the year 2009. To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Olive, we are exhibiting in a unique way at the landmark book fair. Frankfurter Buchmesse is the ultimate place for books in the universe. Olive has a very active translation publishing programme from Indian as well as international languages. Olive’s published authors include Rabindranath Tagore, Malala Yousafzai, Karen Armstrong, Nikos Kazantzakis, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, so on.

STAND C8 in Hall 6.1

–Dr MK Muneer,
Olive Publications

(Founded in the year 1999, Olive Publications is one of the top trade publishing houses based in Kerala, engaging in publication of books in Malayalam and English.)


Oxford Book Company

CAPEXIL has given a great opportunity to us to expand our business across the world. This initiative taken by them of Frankfurter Buchmesse will be very beneficial to printing, publishing and distribution companies in India. Participating in the fair through CAPEXIL has been very beneficial to us as we got subsidy. It became very easy for us to participate in the internationally acclaimed Frankfurter Buchmesse because of their constant support. We specialize in publishing books on technical subjects and our publications cover an extremely broad academic spectrum.

STAND C78 in Hall 4.2

–GK Agarwal,
Oxford Book Company

(Established in 1992, Oxford Book Company is a leading publisher of academic books. The publisher has published more than 4,000 titles on varied subjects.)


Pava Creative Studios

CAPEXIL’s scheme has helped us to reach Frankfurter Buchmesse at an affordable cost, which is a great boon to the growth prospects of start-ups like us. I feel that the fair helps us to present our products in a global market space and gives us leverage at many levels. This includes meeting new partners, finding new market places, target audience, etc. We are at Frankfurter Buchmesse with our first product, Battle of the Winds, a comic series on fifteen century spice trade. We look forward for right selling to prospective publishers in Europe and Arab region. Pava Creative Studios is a start-up company that creates new IPs for kids’ content worldwide.

STAND E30 in Hall 6.1

–Manu KS,
Pava Creative Studios

(Pava Creative Studios is in the business of creating new IPs for kids audience worldwide. Our objective is to create quality children’s content for print, television and OTT platforms.)


Publications Division

Our participation in Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 is through CAPEXIL to promote Indian heritage, history and rich cultural legacy. FBF is playing a pivotal role in book promotion; book fairs have a great role to play in promoting the reading habit among people of all age groups and to showcase the publishing works. Publications Division is one of the pioneers in the Indian publishing industry. Reaching out to the Indian Diaspora residing in Germany is the key target of Publications Division and showcasing ‘Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG)’ in print and electronic versions. An ideal destination to NETWORK, EXPLORE and INFORM.

STAND D11 in Hall 6.1

–Maruf Alam
Publications Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

(Established in 1941, Publications Division has emerged as a premier publishing house of the Government of India, enriching national knowledge repository in distinctive streams.)


Rajkamal Prakashan

CAPEXIL helps in facilitating and strengthening the Indian publishing and printing industry through effective and efficient networking with the global community. They help us make our mark internationally. This year we are looking forward to spread information about our books to international writers, readers and publishers participating in the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. We hope this will open new horizon for both sides. Rajkamal Prakashan is a pioneer in Hindi publishing industry. It’s has publishing legacy of 72 years.

STAND E35 in Hall 6.1

–Alind Maheshwari
Rajkamal Prakashan

(Rajkamal Prakashan produces seven thousand printed titles in forty-six genres, ranging from classic Hindi literature to coming of age books in Hindi for all age groups).


Random Publications

We appreciate the way CAPEXIL helps us. As talking about Frankfurter Buchmesse we have been participating in the international book fair since last 7 years and it’s a good place to meet new and existing buyers. It’s a platform to display our upcoming new books and projects. People related to book business visit the fair from all over the world. We export to more than 20 countries including Africa, Asia and Middle East.

STAND D14 in Hall 6.1

–Atul Mehra,
Random Publications

(Random Publications is a leading publisher and exporter of academic books. Its sister concern company named Venus Books provides a range of paperback books in diverse subjects.)


Reality Premedia

We are collaborating with CAPEXIL for Frankfurter Buchmesse for the first time. We are looking forward to many such events and collaborations with them to increase our international presence. We have been visiting and exhibiting at Frankfurter Buchmesse for close to seven years now. Every year is an opportunity to meet with some of the largest publishers from across the world and also find out about trending topics. Our technology initiatives are focused on 2 major products – eReader Application and Augmented Reality for Publishers.

STAND D18 in Hall 6.1

–Alberto Fernandes,
Reality Premedia,

(Specialties of Reality Premedia include digital publishing, ebook conversion services for publishers, mobile app development, web & graphic design, etc. In 2014, they launched the White Label eReader Solutions Services for iOS, Android and web as well.)


Sai Early Learners

It’s a good effort on the part of CAPEXIL to take such an initiative for Indian publishers. I hope it will bring good business for us. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a big networking place for book publishers to boost business, partnership and negotiation. We believe that learning goes hand in hand with providing children the right kind of materials that nurture and stimulate their creativity. Our children’s books and learning kits are best suited to help a child think imaginatively and relate to the world around.

STAND C12 in Hall 6.1

–Gaurav K Ghai,
Sai Early Learners

(Sai Early Learners develops children books, textbooks, board games, puzzles, infant toys, back to school, blocks and stationary.)


S. Chand/ Vikas Publishing House

We are grateful to CAPEXIL for the opportunity they provide us. Our purpose to go to Frankfurter Buchmesse is to meet our existing and new customers from Middle East, South East Asia and Africa, where most Indian schools are located. We will display all books of our group companies like Vikas Publishing, S.Chand publishing, Madhuban, Saraswati Group, Chhaya Prakashani, BPI, etc. We export our printed content to over 15 countries and digital content to countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and other parts of the world.

STAND C85 in Hall 4.2

(S. Chand)

STAND C83 in Hall 4.2

(Vikas Publishing House)

–Kunaal Shroff,
S.Chand and Company Ltd

(S.Chand is a leading Indian education content company, with over 50 branches and marketing offices and extensive distribution system across India.)


Sheth Publishing House

CAPEXIL has been an encouraging factor for the promotion of exports in the publishing industry. Due to the subsidies and other assistance provided by them it also helps us to explore new markets in the world. Frankfurter Buchmesse is one of the most important book fairs in the publishing industry. We meet buyers from all over the world at the fair. It’s a great platform for networking and building up new business associations. We have a collection of titles like colouring, activity, large print stories, character building stories, moral stories, fairy tales and many more.

STAND C17 in Hall 6.1

–Purvish Sheth,
Sheth Publishing House

(Sheth Publishing House has been in the book trade since last 40 years. The company’s in-house pre-press team can manage content and design outsourcing for all publishing needs.)


Shree Maitrey Printech

The CAPEXIL’s initiative is very timely and most welcome as many Indian companies are planning to increase their thrust on the export market on account of changing scenario in world trade. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a mega platform to meet old friends and make new ones. It is natural that anybody who is connected to the publishing industry would want to be at the fair. We have been participating in the fair for the last 30 years through our publishing arm, which is now merged with a mega publishing conglomerate. But we are at the fair for the first time as Shree Maitrey Printech.

STAND E36 in Hall 6.1

–Aparna Govil,
Shree Maitrey Printech

(Shree Maitrey Printech is a proud printing partner of leading international publishers. The company has a dedicated orientation towards quality printing, online delivery and service.)


Spring Time Software

Spring Time Software has been participating in Frankfurter Buchmesse since many years now. CAPEXIL has been a great support as most of the Indian contingent comes under one group of stands together. We would like to convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to CAPEXIL for providing us an opportunity to exhibit in Frankfurter Buchmesse and other fairs to expand our export business. We go to the fair to showcase our existing product line, create new connections, meet with old connections and learn the new technologies. We have been able to expand our business to many countries. At Spring Time Software, we believe in providing proactive and consistent quality service.

STAND C87 in Hall 4.2

–Chander Shekhar,
Spring Time Software

(Established in 2002, Sprint Time Software extensively engages in Software Design & Development in Finance & Accounts, Sales & Inventory, Management Information Systems, Libraries, etc.)


Sunrise Publishers

With support from CAPEXIL, we are able to participate in Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. We are thankful to CAPEXIL. As always, we are highly privileged to be at the internationally acclaimed book fair. We export to more than 20 countries which include Philippines, Myanmar, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Dubai, Malaysia, Indonesia, Zambia, Bahrain, Fiji, etc.

STAND D16 in Hall 6.1

–Sushil Kumar Gupta,
Sunrise Publishers

(Since its inception in 1995, Sunrise Publishers has grown tremendously as one of the leading publishers of school and children books in India and abroad. We publish English language. We publish books on Story, Puzzle, Coloring, Activity, Writing, Encyclopedia etc.)


Tan Prints India

We appreciate CAPEXIL for encouraging us to promote our products in the offshore market. This year we are going to the Frankfurter Buchmesse through CAPEXIL. This is one of the biggest ever opportunities for us. It’s always a delight to participate in the Frankfurter Buchmesse, a global networking place for book publishers, printers and bibliophiles. We offer complete publishing solutions to our esteemed clients. We have a technology division wherein we handle Data Conversion, E-books and Website Hosting along with customised software development.

STAND E33 in Hall 6.1

–Raju Bhargava,
Tan Prints India

(Established in 1980, Tan Prints India is a leading pre-press, printing and book binding unit in India. The company offers complete publishing solutions).


Capexil offices

Head & Registered Office: “Vanijya Bhavan” (3rd Floor), International Trade Facilitation Centre, 1/1, Wood Street, Kolkata-700 016
Phone: +91-33-22890524/25, 22891721/22/23/25, Fax: 91-33-2289-1724,
Email: capexil@capexil.in, Website: www.capexil.com/www.capexil.org

Regional Offices
Western Region: “Commerce Center” 4th Floor, Block No.D–17, Tardeo Road, Mumbai-400 034
Phone: +91-22-2352-3410, 2352-0084, Fax: +91-22-2351-6665, E-mail: wro@capexil.in
Northern Region: “Vandana Building”, 11 Tolstoy Marg, Flat No. 4B, 4th Floor, New Delhi-110001
Phone: +91-11-2335-6703, 2371-1479, 2375-2282, Fax: +91-11-2331-4486, E-mail: nro@capexil.in

Southern Region: “Rasheed Mansion”, 408 (Old No.622) Anna Salai, Chennai-600006
Phone: +91-44-2829-2310, 2829-4713, Fax: +91-44-2829-5386, E-mail: capexilsro@capexil.in

Eastern Region: “Vanijya Bhavan” (3rd Floor), International Trade Facilitation Centre, 1/1 Wood Street, Kolkata–700016
Phone: +91-33-2289-1721/22/23/25, Fax: 91-33-2289-0537/033-2289-1724, E-mail: capexilero@capexil.in

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