Indian Publishing News

IBNLive reports on recent changes at several of India’s English-language publishers:

New Delhi: The revolving doors at India’s English-language publishing companies are finally slowing down. A frenetic round of changes at the top or just below is almost over in terms of appointments and announcements. Penguin India, Random House India and Pan-Macmillan all have new editorial heads now.

At Random House India (RHI), the top editorial post is effectively being bifurcated. As is the company’s publishing imprint. Earlier brought out as Random House India publications, its titles will now come out under two separate imprints: Vintage for literary fiction and non-fiction; and Ebury for popular non-fiction.

Meru Gokhale, currently with Penguin UK, will take over as Editorial Director of the Vintage Imprint for RHI. Gokhale – who most recently published the 78-year-old first-time Pakistani writer Jamil Ahmad’s The Wandering Falcon to critical acclaim – will be dividing her time between India and the UK. This could actually mean good news for Indian writers published by RHI, since Gokhale’s part-time location in London will enable her to market these titles globally as well. – continue reading.

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