The awards will given away across five categories: Publisher of the Year, Publishing Innovation of the Year, Bookstore of the Year, Printed Book of the Year, and Digital Book of the Year.
A specialist jury comprising of industry professionals, thought leaders and innovators, will judge the shortlisted entries to choose the winner.
The awards have been introduced to recognise the innovation and leadership in the book trade segment across all Indian languages.
The Shortlist (in alphabetical order)
|PRINTED BOOK OF THE YEAR|
|Conversations in the Nude (HarperCollins)|
|India Psychedelic – The Rocking 60s and 70s : The Story of Rocking Generation (HarperCollins)|
|Project Cinema City (Tulika Books)|
|The Sood Family Cookbook : 101 Recipes for Every Home (Collins)|
|This Side That Side: Restorying Partition (Yoda Press)|
|DIGITAL BOOK OF THE YEAR|
|Hach Maza Marg (Mehta Publishing House)|
|Seven Shades of Grey (Vivek Mehra)|
|Too Much Noise (Pratham Books)|
The Arithmetic of Breasts and Other Stories
|What Did You See? (Bookbox India)|
|BOOKSTORE OF THE YEAR|
|Crossword Bookstores (Kemps Corner, Mumbai)|
|Lightroom Bookstore (Bengaluru)|
|Literati (Calangute, Goa)|
|Rachna Books (Gangtok)|
|PUBLISHING INNOVATION OF THE YEAR|
|SansRack Publishing Solutions|
|PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR|
|HarperCollins Publishers India|
This year’s conference will feature panel discussions, “how-to” workshops and experience-sharing insight talks. In addition, it is structured to encourage networking among participants. Panel discussions on topics such as the business of graphic novels; open publishing and copyright issues; publishing in Indian languages; and, e-publishing in India, will bring together CEOs, editors, authors, managers and professionals from the industry.
The keynote address of the conference will be deliverd by Ganesh Devy, a literary scholar and cultural activist. Some of the key speakers at the conferrence include, Vivek Goel, Bimal Mehta, Vinutha Mallya, Ravi Deecee, Anantha Padmanabhan, Vidyun Sabhaney, Hemant Divate, Shishir Jha, Guruprasad Narayana, Klaus Willberg and Meera Johri, among others