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Incredible in every aspect!

Professional publications play an important role in bringing to its readers important aspects of trade which help in highlighting changes, trends, challenges and insights, which enable their audience to understand and make informed…

Standing in support and solidarity

On February 24 when Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine, different cultural organisations and institutions in Ukraine asked for solidarity and support. IPA Secretary General, José Borghino’s response to the Ukrainian Publishers…

Innovations will continue to grow in 2022!

Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.”—Steve Jobs The recent uncertain times have showed us how the industry has ever evolved to the challenges and adapted innovations- to maintain sustainability, growth,…

There’s always a right book!

The 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) at Expo Centre Sharjah, had 1,632 publishers from 83 countries showcasing millions of titles across a 10,000 sqm area, with India leading international participation. Organised by the Sharjah…

Serendipity Of Book Fairs!

Book Fairs are vital for the publishing industry and this issue, publishing professionals share their views on Future of Book Fairs. While each one of them describes the importance of physical fairs, at the same time they accept that online…

From challenges comes opportunities…

The pandemic has created a lot of challenges for the Indian education system and brought to forefront the digital inequalities that exist. From 300,000 preschools, 1.60 million K-12 schools – over 300 million students are managing and…

Vibrant Landscape of Languages

Being multilingual is our strength; languages are defining the Indian language publishing. With the focus of NEP on mother tongue, it will provide rich, varied and diverse content to the young reader and help in inculcating love and…

Resilience is the way forward

India’s print book market showed mix reactions in 2020. “Nielsen BookScan has measured volume sales of 29.7m units and value sales of INR 10.2bn in TCM (incl. academic market) during CY2020,” shared Vikrant Mathur, Director, Nielsen Book…

Moving forward with Collaborations & Synergy

As we move forward, here’s wishing a very Happy 2021 to all. The disruptions of 2020, a year never to be forgotten… was also marked with solidarity, innovations & connecting in many ways but the heart of the matter being personal…

Transformations & truly global networks!

The National Education Policy (NEP) which was recently approved by the Union Cabinet is a welcome move – ushering in an era which will bring transformational reforms in schools and higher education, with an aim to make “India a global…