Are you an author based in the state of Karnataka in southwest India?
Have you written a book and do you now want to publish it?
Continue reading to find out about 17 of the best book publishers in Bangalore.
If you’re looking to collaborate with one of the biggest trade publishers of Bangalore, Grey Oak Publishers is your answer. Established by leading authors like Ahmed Faiyaz, Deepak Dalal and Ali Mohammed Faiyaz, this publishing house has already established its reputation as one of the leading agencies of the city. While Grey Oak works with several different genres, they primarily focus on Indian writing. Over the last couple of years, they’ve rolled out hundreds of Indian titles aimed at the general audience. Luckily enough, their titles have gained rave reviews for their style, quality, and content. As of now, Grey Oak is looking to add two new imprints, namely ‘Silverfish’ and ‘Chiron’. Both these imprints will be aimed at budding teenagers and young adults. Grey Oak Publishers is currently seeking submissions for full length fiction titles. So, if you’ve written something similar, reach out to them on this page.
Founded in 1987, Panther Publishers is one of the oldest connoisseurs of academic titles in Bangalore. With their extensive experience of 28 years, they’ve already touched some of the relevant genres in medicine like gynaecology, psychology, cardiology, surgery, paediatrics, urology, dermatology and the likes of it. The has a team of experts specializing in the different fields of Academia. So, you’re fond of penning down academic titles, they are surely one of your best options in Bangalore. The company is located in Bangalore, and although they aren’t seeking submissions right now, you can always contact them with your works on this page. If your title manages to make the cut, they will definitely get it published.
If you’re looking to collaborate with an agency that has represented award-winning authors like Robin Sharma, Stephen Hawking, and Devdutt Pattnaik- Jaico publishing house can be an excellent option. The company was established by Jaman Shah in 1946, and since then they’ve rolled out widely popular titles that have been consistently lauded by both readers and critics. Like many other publishing houses featured on our list, Jaico too specializes in several genres like trade books, self-help titles, philosophy, political science, sociology, mind-body-spirit, and business titles. A couple of years back, they started focusing on popular fiction titles by a bunch of fresh new authors. Jaico is still going by the same path and they’ve already represented some of the best authors in the industry. Since the company follows an open submissions policy, you can always reach out to them with your works on this page.
Based in Kolkata, Rupa is a veteran publishing agency with several branches across the nation. They have two branches in Bangalore, and both of them are best known for rolling out mind-boggling titles by both leading authors. Interestingly, Rupa also gives a fair chance to the budding newbies. So if you are just starting out in the industry, you can always count on Rupa, for proper and consistent representation. Rupa has been in business for the last 80 years, and during this time, they’ve established a niche for themselves with their ground-breaking titles in mythology, history, politics, philosophy, literature, popular culture and the likes of it. As of now, Rupa is actively seeking submissions. So if you’re looking to collaborate them, get in touch with them on this page.
Macmillan Education was established with the joint efforts of Daniel, and Alexander Macmillan. At that point, they were solely driven to create a platform that would recognize and cherish contemporary writing. Luckily enough, their goal turned out to be successful and almost twenty decades down the lines, their platform evolved as a household name among authors and readers across the globe. Macmillan has several offices across the globe, and one of their prime locations in India is in Bangalore. As of now, they are accepting both fiction and non-fiction titles for their 2019 publications. So if you’re looking to collaborate with them, mail them a copy of your manuscript here.
RainTree Media is a transmedia company based in Bangalore that entirely focuses on enhancing your print and digital experiences. The company has been in business for the last one decade, and during this time they’ve managed to win over a large audience-base with their compelling and informative titles. The company has an active network in more than 70 countries, owing to their collaboration with GlobalVillage Network. As of now the company publishes coffee table books, photo books, ebooks, fiction titles, and quite a few self-help books as well. Such is their popularity that you can always count on them for well-written titles both across India, and Sri Lanka. Like many other companies featured on our list, RainTree Media too seeks to include fresh, budding talent in their team. So if you’re a writer with a special flair for non-fiction titles, RainTree Media is one of the best platforms for you. As of now, you can reach out to this company on this page.
If you want to collaborate with one of the biggest publishers of educational titles in Bangalore, Himalaya publishing house is your best bet. Established by Shri D.P Pandey, Himalaya is one of the most premier publishing houses of Academic titles across the nation. Over the last couple of years, they’ve already rolled out hundreds of titles pertaining to accountancy, banking, biography, CBSE, encyclopaedia, economics, political science, philosophy and the likes of it. Such is the popularity of HPH, that students and academicians vouch for their academic titles. As of now, Himalaya Publishing is located right behind Nataraja Theatre, and you can always reach out to them with your new works. Since the company follows an open submission approach, they will definitely get back to you if your work makes the cut. As of now, HPH is actively seeking submissions for both academic and fiction titles. So if you’ve written something in a similar vein, contact them on this page.
An active part of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Press is entirely dedicated to disseminating quality academic titles among avid readers. The company has more than 50 offices across the globe, and with their excellent books, they’ve already established a solid presence in Bangalore. Like many other academic publishers featured on our list, this agency too intends to publish scholarly materials covering several different genres like, sociology, political science, political science, history, mathematics, and anthropology to name a few. As you’d already guess, the company has an extensive reach, and you can always count on them with consistent and wide-spread representation. Luckily enough, Cambridge University Press is currently accepting submissions for new titles. So, if you’ve written an informative, and compelling academic title, reach out to them on this page. Also, do follow the submission guidelines before sending in a copy of your work. Since the company receives hundreds of manuscripts every day, they are extremely stringent about the kinds of work they publish.
A subsidiary of HarperCollins Worldwide, HarperCollins India came to inception almost two decades back. Headquartered in Gurgaon, this publishing house initially focused on fiction titles from newbie authors. Over the time, they expanded their reach, both in terms of genres as well as location. Right now, HarperCollins is, located in every leading Indian city including Bangalore. Their titles too range from fiction, coffee table, nonfiction, biography, philosophy and several other subjects. Since the company has already worked with award-winning authors like Sidney Sheldon, Mahesh Rao and Amruta Patil, you can always count on them for consistent representation. HarperCollins is currently seeking submissions, and you can reach out to them on this page.
10. Pratham Books
Pratham Books is an independent, non-profit publishing house that is entirely focused on publishing quality children’s books. The company came to inception in 2004, and since then, they’ve rolled out thousands of engaging, and informative children’s titles. Unlike many other children’s book publishers, Pratham has separate books for early readers, bilingual speakers, and young adults. Their titles are both culturally sensitive and intriguing to the core. Pratham follows an open submission policy, and you can reach out to them with your new works at any given time. So in case you’re looking to collaborate with them, contact them on this page right away.
11. RD Publishing
With several years of experience, RD Publishing has established a benchmark in rolling out creative, high quality and culturally resonant titles. The company publishes both fiction, and non-fiction titles for kids and young adults. But despite covering very many genres, their specialty lies in picture books, and story books for early readers. RD publishing is a bilingual publisher and they roll out both Hindi and English titles. So if you’re looking to collaborate with them, reach out to them on this page.
12. Punya Publishing
Punya Publishing is yet another publishing house that’s entirely dedicated to roll out academic titles. Based in Bangalore, the company strives to come up with titles that are widely received by kids of every age. Since their very inception, Punya had been entirely focused on creating assessment materials that would assist in the integrated development of young minds. And going by their popularity among academicians and kids, they surely seem to have achieved their goal. Punya publishing strives to roll out culturally sensitive materials, that pulls the right strings among kids. So, if you think your works follow a similar tone, contact them on this page right away. Since Punya Publishing receives thousands of submissions, they may not be able to reach out to you right away. But if your work grabs their attention, they will surely get in touch with you.
With almost two decades in business, Sanguine Technical Publishing house is one of the biggest publishers of academic and scholarly texts in Bangalore. The company is best known for their informative and well-researched texts pertaining to Mathematics, physics and engineering mathematics. Interestingly, both students and educators love their titles for their straightforward approach. Although Sanguine isn’t actively seeking submissions right now, you can always contact them with your new titles on this page. The company will surely consider your work if it manages to meet their expectations.
Established by writer duo, Sayoni Basu and Anushka Ravishankar, Duckbill is one of the leading publishing houses in Bangalore. Headquartered in Chennai, the company recently came up with a branch in Bangalore, and they’ve been gaining immense popularity ever since. Duckbill came to inception back in 2012, and they had been focused on rolling out children’s titles from the very beginning. Their titles are widely lauded by kids, parents, schools and libraries and people laud them for their quality content. Quite recently, this Duckbill also managed to bag national and international awards for their quality contents. Unlike many other publishing houses, Duckbill follows an open submission approach. So if you want to collaborate with them, reach out on this page.
Navakarnataka Publishing House is a leading publisher of religious, and mythological texts in Bangalore. The company came to inception almost a decade back, and since then they’ve been entirely driven to roll out and disseminate quality religious texts. While Navakarnataka primarily works with Kannada texts, they also roll out a couple of English texts every year. As of now, they are actively seeking new titles. So if you think your work can match their requirements, contact them on this page.
Avenue Book Centre is yet another leading publisher of educational, and academic texts. The platform is entirely dedicated to roll out books for school going kids and young adults, and over the last couple of years, they’ve successfully built a niche audience of their own. Within the last few years, Avenue has published hundreds of texts for ICSE, CBSE and state boards. Their titles are informative, culturally resonant and extremely factual. So if you love writing scholarly and academic titles, contact Avenue Book Centre on this page.
Established in 2002, Vikas Publishing House is a leading publisher of academic, scholarly, and reference titles. The company has several branches across the nation, with offices in Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Kolkata. As of now, they are looking for new manuscripts. So if you want to collaborate with them, send in your academic manuscripts on this page.
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I am Ruposhree, a regular happy-go-lucky girl with not-so-regular (read extraordinary) dreams. I love reading, obsessing over random TV series, dreaming of unrealistic vacations, and most importantly, trying my hand at writing. I want to believe that I somehow have a way with words and maybe one day I’ll manage to see and be everything that I ever dreamt of!