is a book portal, yes. But that is where its resemblance
with the other book portals end. No hee-hawing, we will
tell you the difference right away, and it definitely helps
getting it from the horse's mouth. We are all aware of the
existence of the Indian Publishers and Booksellers Guild,
the venerable body that organizes the book fairs every year
in our cities, besides much else. There was unfortunately
no equivalent of this on the worldwide web, and that is
where we came in with our expertise. Our portal is a virtual
mall for writers, readers, publishers, editors, printers,
distributors, retailers, and everybody in the book trade,
virtual or otherwise. It aspires to be a nucleus of activity,
with the publishers as the axis where the wheel turns. Dear
publishers, that is where your contribution becomes seminal,
and without your help, our vision will be left impaired
will begin by delineating some of the singular activities
that our site has envisaged.
Trade - Our inventory comprises publication by
various publishers, neatly categorized according to
their respective subjects. These are sold to retailers,
distributors and readers the world over, both involving
a simple cheque transaction, as well as credit card
of the Month - This section highlights a publisher
for a month. It contains particulars about the firm,
its inception, its contribution in the field of publishing,
its niche, the authors and works it has published etc.
This space is yours, dear publisher, and you can use
your discretion in detailing information that you would
like to include for your publicity the world over.
- This section holds competitions every month,
and the publisher of the month sponsors this event.
The competitions, in turn, are neatly tied-in with the
books in the Spotlight, also titles from the inventory
of the Publisher of the Month. Everything, from simple
to bizarre, trivia, poetry, story or travelogue writing,
crosswords, reviews, book cover designs etc. are schemes
for the competitions. The prizes are declared by the
Publisher of the Month, and they can be anything from
books, to gift coupons, or discount coupons on certain
titles, and even publication of the best poetry or review
in the publisher's newsletter.
- Four titles a month with a single title every
week is on focus in this section. Needless to say, the
titles are chosen from the inventory of the Publisher
of the Month. Reviews and excerpts of the books covered
help promote it.
Books - This section informs the worldwide audience
of books in the pipeline. The title of the book, the
author, a one-line description of the subject, and a
probable releasing date of the same are included. This
acts as a hassle-free and economical worldwide launch
for new releases.
News - A section that contains the latest news
from the publishing world, new titles, new writers,
awards, launches, exhibitions and events - hence, a
free advertisement slot for the publishers.
- Established and aspiring writers all over the
world send us manuscripts, along with their resume,
reviews of their past and present work, and references.
All this is then forwarded to all the publishers, who
in turn, go through the manuscript, and if accepted,
inform us. This is a quick and easy way of bringing
the writers and publishers closer.
short, our web site provides ample advertising scope
and space for the publishers, where they can not only
promote their work, but reach out to readers, retailers
and distributors, other publishers for tie-ups and collaborations
and last but not the least, the authors themselves.
We will be very grateful if you participate in this
novel vision and help us with your much-needed support.
Looking forward to your valuable suggestions regarding