As an author in India, if you write in a regional language and want to publish a book in it, a publisher who publishes works in the language of your book can help. This article takes a look at 10 publishing companies that publish books in regional languages. Read on to learn more about them.
1. Popular Prakashan Private Limited
Popular Prakashan Private Limited has been in the business of publishing books for over 89 years. The company accepts both fiction and nonfiction submissions. Particular areas of publishing expertise include those books belonging to the social sciences, medicine, along with general books, cookery books and children’s books. Proposals that authors can send to Popular Prakashan Private Limited can be for books in both Marathi and English.
2. Unistar Books
Are you writer of Punjabi books and looking for a publisher? If so, Unistar Books might be worth taking a look at. Based in Chandigarh, Unistar also publishes books in Hindi, English and at times, Urdu. Types of works that authors can publish with Unistar include among others, novels, poetry, historical books, social sciences and humanities, trade books, children’s literature and biographies.
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3. Patra Bharati
Founded in 1968 in Kolkata, starting with the publication of a monthly magazine for teenagers, Patra Bharati moved into the book publishing space in 1981. Patra Bharati is a leading publisher of books and ebooks in Bengali.
4. Pratham Books
Pratham Books is a not for profit organization dedicated to making available high-quality, low cost books to children and improve the quality of education in India. This mission of the organization is to ‘place a book in every child’s hand’. Not only do Pratham Books publish books in more than 11 Indian languages and in English, they have gone beyond this by publishing children’s books in tribal languages.
5. New Horizon Media
If you’re an author of Tamil books, then a publisher who publishes books in this language is New Horizon Media, based in Chennai. The company was founded in 2004 by Badri Seshadri and K Satyanarayan, and in particular is a specialist in non-fiction books. New Horizon Media also publishes works in Malayalam and English. The organization also publishes e-books and audio books.
6. DC Books
DC Books is a giant in the Indian publishing industry. Not only is it one of the largest publishing houses in India, it is also the biggest publisher of Malayalam books. DC Books has more than 48 outlets in large cities across South India, has bookstores across the Middle East and also has an online bookstore. Founded by Dominic Chacko Kizhakemuri in 1974, DC Books also has a facility to allow authors to self-publish books. Services to do this are provided through the DC Press arm of the company.
7. Manjul Publishing House
Based in Bhopal, Manjul Publishing House was founded in 1999. The company publishes books in Hindi, as well as Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam and Tamil. Manjul Publishing House is credited with translating the Harry Potter books into Hindi. If you want to publish a book in the areas of self-help, management, inspiration, health and wellbeing, then Manjul Publishing House has particular expertise in these genres.
8. Swarnakshar Prakashani Pvt. Ltd
Swarnakshar Prakashani Pvt. Ltd, was founded in 1983 by Amarendra Chakravorty. Based in Kolkata, this leading publishing house is a specialist in publishing books and e-books about travel and for children. Swarnakshar Prakashani is a publisher of literature in Bengali.
9. Indra Publishing House
Indra Publishing House is a Bhopal based organization. Formed by Mr. Manish Gupta in 2004, Indra Publishing House publishes books in Hindi, Marathi and English. They accept manuscripts from authors in India, and also those based in the UK, Ireland and the United States. The organization accepts manuscripts of books in various genres, and is particularly keen on publishing books in body/mind/spirit, health, self-help, career and management, motivation, autobiographies and engineering and management.
10. Diamond Group of Publications
Diamond Group of Publications is another of India’s largest publishing houses. Established in 1948, the organization publishes books in languages such as Hindi, Urdu, English, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese and Gujarati. Diamond Group of Publications publishes various types of books that include nonfiction, fiction, humor, poetry, literature, biographies, astrology, yoga and health.
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