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Books have always been regarded as an important media for the development and promotion of human values. They record new ideas, preserve and communicate knowledge, impart education and values, and aid the overall development of an individual. The Publishing sector in India is the third largest in the world in English language publishing. Current statistics reveals that the sector is truly a colossus—a giant in slumber, which needs to be awakened and given its due status and identity.

Books have always been regarded as an important media for the development and promotion of human values. They record new ideas, preserve and communicate knowledge, impart education and values, and aid the overall development of an individual. The Publishing sector in India is the third largest in the world in English language publishing. Current statistics reveals that the sector is truly a colossus—a giant in slumber, which needs to be awakened and given its due status and identity.

Keeping in view the huge importance of books and the tremendous potential of the publishing sector, FICCI's publishing desk will serve the needs of the industry in the following ways:
  • Establish FICCI as thought leader in the area of publishing.
  • Address key issues confronting the publishing industry, both in terms of policy and trade, and work for advocacy.
  • Create FICCI as the nodal agency for the creation of a robust Public Library System in India.
  • Works towards advocacy for the National Book Promotion Policy of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development.
  • Identify gaps and create opportunities for capacity building in the publishing Industry.
  • Explore opportunities for Indian publishers abroad with special focus on developing markets.
  • Conceptualise and develop programmes for the support and benefit of the publishing sector.

Team Leader

Sumeet Gupta

Assistant Secretary General

Timeline

2024
Apr
Study

FICCI-BBP Rights Catalogue 2024

Mar
Event

Call for entry - FICCI - BBP Rights catalogue 2024

Feb
Study

FICCI and S.S. Rana’s report “Publishers’ Law Book

Event

Unleashing the Potential of Libraries: Role of Publishers

Jan
Event

Call for Entry - FICCI Publishing Awards 2023

2023
Aug
Event

PubliCon 2023

Mar
Study

FICCI - BBP Rights Catalogue 2023

Feb
Event

FICCI Publishing Awards 2022- Call for Entry

Press Release

Need to collectively think about how blended learning and internet reading affects larger context of education: Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, GoI

Event

FICCI - Bologna Book Plus Rights Catalogue on Indian Writing

2022
Aug
Press Release

Publishing houses have a very important role in India's growth journey: Nagaland Education Minister

Event

PubliCon 2022

2021
Dec
Event

FICCI Publishing Awards 2021

Mar
Press Release

Publishers should work towards NEP objective of making India a knowledge society: Chairman, NBT

2020
Oct
Event

FICCI Webinar at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Export of Indian Publishing Content and Services

Study

FICCI-FBF Rights Catalogue 2020 - Indian Writing

Aug
Event

Future of Publishing

Mar
Study

Rights Catalogue 2020 - Indian Writing

Jan
Press Release

Books should not merely reflect society but should pave the way to create society - Chairman, NBT, India

Event

PubliCon 2020 - Economics of Publishing

Press Release

Iran has a huge capacity for book related collaborations: Dr Mohsin Jawadi

2019
Aug
Press Release

Bring back literature in education to foster meaningful life: NBT Chairman

Event

Scrapbook 2019 - Children's Publishing Conclave: Diversity of Content

Jul
Event

FICCI Publishing Awards - 2019 : Call for Nominations

Apr
Study

FICCI Booklet on Publishing Ethics

Jan
Press Release

Sharjah Book Authority chief beckons Indian publishers to use the city as gateway to reach books to third countries

Event

CEO Speak: a Forum for Publishing Over Chairman's Breakfast

2018
Dec
Press Release

Publishers told to manage book production, not regulate content 'Onus of what to read should be left to readers'

Event

PubliCon 2018

Aug
Press Release

Reading to children and creating e-content targeted at child's ability to learn critical: Secretary, School Education & Literacy FICCI Publishing Awards in 6 categories presented

Jan
Press Release

MoS HRD Satya Pal Singh emphasises the richness of ancient Indian literature to be leveraged across the Globe

2017
Dec
Press Release

Economy and knowledge should go hand-in-hand for development of knowledge economy - NBT Chairman

Event

PubliCon 2017

2016
Event

Seminar on Publishing

Press Release

Objective of textbooks should make children wonder, not just giving them facts

Study

K-12 Book Publishing: Market Report 2016

Event

PubliCon 2016 - Publishing for Schools

Apr
Press Release

DIPP will be the nodal department to deal with issues of copyright protect and IP in the country

Jan
Event

Seminar on the Role of Publishing in Enhancing Research in India

Press Release

Need for an Institutional Framework for India-China Co-operation in Publishing

2015
Nov
Press Release

Indian Print Book Market pegged at INR 260 Billion

Event

PubliCon 2015 - The Publishing Ecosystem

Sep
Press Release

Publishing industry must focus on 3Es - Education, Economics and Enforcement to protect the copyright of creators and honor their work

2014
Dec
Event

PubliCon 2014: Publishing Across Platform

Aug
Event

Challenges and Opportunities in the Book Publishing Sector

Feb
Event

Seminar on Emerging Trends in Book Publishing: New Models for the Market

Press Release

FICCI to take up the case of the publishing sector for grant of industry status

Event

CEOSpeak over Chairman's Breakfast 2014

2013
Sep
Study

PubliCon 2013: Export Markets

Event

PubliCon 2013: Export Markets

Jul
Event

Negotiations in the Publishing Industry: A Workshop by Prof. Stuart Diamond

Feb
Study

FICCI-S.S. Rana Publishers' Law Book

Event

Seminar on Legal Aspects of the Publishing Industry

Event

CEOSpeak Over Chairman's Breakfast

Jan
Press Release

FICCI and National Book Trust signs MoU for the New Delhi World Book Fair 2013

2012
Oct
Event

"India: The Opportune Moment" FICCI Business Lunch Session at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

Sep
Study

PubliCon - 2012

Event

PubliCon 2012

Feb
Event

Seminar on Curbing Digital and Online Piracy in Publishing Industry

2011
Sep
Study

PubliCon - 2011

Event

PubliCon 2011: The Business of Publishing

Events

Mar, 2024

Call for entry - FICCI - BBP Rights catalogue 2024

Mar 22, 2024 -

Feb, 2024

Unleashing the Potential of Libraries: Role of Publishers

Feb 15, 2024 FICCI, New Delhi

Jan, 2024

Call for Entry - FICCI Publishing Awards 2023

Jan 31, 2024 -

Aug, 2023

PubliCon 2023

Aug 08, 2023 FICCI, New Delhi

Feb, 2023

FICCI Publishing Awards 2022- Call for Entry

Feb 28, 2023

FICCI - Bologna Book Plus Rights Catalogue on Indian Writing

Feb 15, 2023

Aug, 2022

PubliCon 2022

Aug 05, 2022

Dec, 2021

FICCI Publishing Awards 2021

Dec 30, 2021

Oct, 2020

FICCI Webinar at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Export of Indian Publishing Content and Services

Oct 14, 2020 Virtual Platform

Aug, 2020

Future of Publishing

Aug 19, 2020 Virtual Platform

Jan, 2020

PubliCon 2020 - Economics of Publishing

Jan 09, 2020 FICCI, New Delhi

Aug, 2019

Scrapbook 2019 - Children's Publishing Conclave: Diversity of Content

Aug 10, 2019 FICCI, New Delhi

Jul, 2019

FICCI Publishing Awards - 2019 : Call for Nominations

Jul 05, 2019 FICCI, New Delhi

Jan, 2019

CEO Speak: a Forum for Publishing Over Chairman's Breakfast

Jan 06, 2019 New Delhi

Dec, 2018

PubliCon 2018

Dec 06, 2018 FICCI, New Delhi

Dec, 2017

PubliCon 2017

Dec 01, 2017 FICCI, New Delhi

Dec, 2016

Seminar on Publishing

Dec 09, 2016 Kochi

PubliCon 2016 - Publishing for Schools

Dec 02, 2016 FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

Jan, 2016

Seminar on the Role of Publishing in Enhancing Research in India

Jan 15, 2016 New Delhi

Nov, 2015

PubliCon 2015 - The Publishing Ecosystem

Nov 20, 2015 FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi

Dec, 2014

PubliCon 2014: Publishing Across Platform

Dec 03, 2014 FICCI, New Delhi

Aug, 2014

Challenges and Opportunities in the Book Publishing Sector

Aug 27 - Aug 28, 2014 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Feb, 2014

Seminar on Emerging Trends in Book Publishing: New Models for the Market

Feb 21, 2014 FICCI, New Delhi

CEOSpeak over Chairman's Breakfast 2014

Feb 16, 2014 The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

Sep, 2013

PubliCon 2013: Export Markets

Sep 10 - Sep 11, 2013 FICCI, New Delhi

Jul, 2013

Negotiations in the Publishing Industry: A Workshop by Prof. Stuart Diamond

Jul 12, 2013 FICCI, New Delhi

Feb, 2013

Seminar on Legal Aspects of the Publishing Industry

Feb 08, 2013 FICCI, New Delhi

CEOSpeak Over Chairman's Breakfast

Feb 05, 2013 Royal Plaza, New Delhi

Oct, 2012

"India: The Opportune Moment" FICCI Business Lunch Session at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

Oct 12, 2012 Frankfurt, Germany

Sep, 2012

PubliCon 2012

Sep 03 - Sep 04, 2012 FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi

Feb, 2012

Seminar on Curbing Digital and Online Piracy in Publishing Industry

Feb 24, 2012 FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi

Sep, 2011

PubliCon 2011: The Business of Publishing

Sep 28 - Sep 29, 2011 FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi

Chair

Mr Neeraj Jain

Managing Director-India Scholastic India Pvt Ltd. Gurugram

Co-Chair

Ms Monica Malhotra Kandhari

Managing Director MBD Group, New Delhi

Co-Chair

Mr Anantha Padmanabhan

Chief Executive Officer HarperCollins Publishers India Pvt Ltd. Gurugram

Advisor

Manab Majumdar

Senior Advisor Civil Nuclear Energy, Energy Security, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, Membership
The Pioneer |

NBT & FICCI organise a webinar

The Hans India |

Digital media to reach $5.1 billion by 2021

The Hindu Business Line |

Digital media to reach $5.1 b by 2021: Report

United News of India |

'Onus of what to read should be left to readers'

Deccan Chronicle |

This is a very special moment: Vairamuthu

The Asian Age |

A fair where books matter the most

Business Standard |

Amazon picks 26% stake in Westland

The Economic Times |

Ebooks rekindle love for old times

The Daily Observer |

Confce on 'Book Publishing Sector' held

The Financial Express |

Taskforce to prevent piracy in publications

Business Line |

The enduring worth of books

Financial Chronicle |

Industry status for publishing

Need to collectively think about how blended learning and internet reading affects larger context of education: Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, GoI

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Publishing houses have a very important role in India's growth journey: Nagaland Education Minister

Detail Page

Publishers should work towards NEP objective of making India a knowledge society: Chairman, NBT

Detail Page

Books should not merely reflect society but should pave the way to create society - Chairman, NBT, India

Detail Page

Iran has a huge capacity for book related collaborations: Dr Mohsin Jawadi

Detail Page

Bring back literature in education to foster meaningful life: NBT Chairman

Detail Page

Sharjah Book Authority chief beckons Indian publishers to use the city as gateway to reach books to third countries

Detail Page

Publishers told to manage book production, not regulate content 'Onus of what to read should be left to readers'

Detail Page

Reading to children and creating e-content targeted at child's ability to learn critical: Secretary, School Education & Literacy FICCI Publishing Awards in 6 categories presented

Detail Page

MoS HRD Satya Pal Singh emphasises the richness of ancient Indian literature to be leveraged across the Globe

Detail Page

Economy and knowledge should go hand-in-hand for development of knowledge economy - NBT Chairman

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Objective of textbooks should make children wonder, not just giving them facts

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DIPP will be the nodal department to deal with issues of copyright protect and IP in the country

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Need for an Institutional Framework for India-China Co-operation in Publishing

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Indian Print Book Market pegged at INR 260 Billion

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Publishing industry must focus on 3Es - Education, Economics and Enforcement to protect the copyright of creators and honor their work

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FICCI to take up the case of the publishing sector for grant of industry status

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