In the age of information and technology, where digital content reigns supreme, the role of traditional book publishers might seem overshadowed. However, book publishers remain the unsung heroes of the literary world, responsible for nurturing and disseminating the written word in its physical form.
Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, has long been a haven for literature, art, and intellectual pursuits. Amidst its rich historical and educational backdrop, the city nurtures a thriving community of book publishers who play a pivotal role in promoting literary works, both in English and regional languages.
In this article, we’ll delve into the world of book publishers in Pune:
BlueRose Publishers is a self-publishing company headquartered in Delhi, but it collaborates with writers from across India. It specializes in publishing books in regional languages such as Marathi, Tamil, Telegu, and others. They aim to provide authors with excellent opportunities to reach a broad audience by publishing in various genres and languages. With over 50,000 registered authors and followers on social media, BlueRose Publishers is rapidly growing and aims to become India’s top publisher.
APK Publishers, based in Pune, is a rising book publishing house with a unique focus on assisting first-time writers. It’s also one of the few publishers in Pune that primarily publishes in English. Founded by Prashant Karhade and Anagha Karhade in July 2008, APK Publishers has released more than 50 books, most of which are authored by debut writers.
BlueRoseONE is a well-known digital self-publishing platform, especially effective for publishing in Tamil. They assist authors from Chennai and around the world and have a substantial online presence. This internet-based platform is user-friendly, time-saving, and cost-effective, making it ideal for novellas, short stories, and poetry anthologies. Numerous authors use this platform to publish their books in regional languages such as Marathi, Tamil, Telegu, Bengali, along with English and Hindi.
Mehta Publishing House, located in Pune, Maharashtra, is a prominent Marathi language and literature publisher. Founded in 1976 by Anil Mehta, it focuses on translating books into Marathi from English and other Indian languages. With a catalog of over 4,500 titles and more than 150 new titles and 300 reprints annually, Mehta Publishing House has established itself in various book genres and features renowned Marathi authors.
Macmillan Publishers India Ltd, Pune, founded in 1893, is known for its customer-centric approach. They prioritize offering top-notch products and ensuring a positive customer experience, fostering lasting relationships in the publishing industry.
Wordsmith Publications, established in Pune in 2009, specializes in textbooks for schools and children’s books. They have their own team of qualified editors, proofreaders, and designers, as well as a cutting-edge printing plant for book production. With an expanding catalog, Wordsmith Publications has successfully operated for a decade, serving students from nursery to Class 10.
World of Wisdom (WOW) is dedicated to publishing content that elevates human consciousness. They focus on genres such as self-help, holistic health, inspirational biographies, memoirs, and spirituality. In addition to publishing best-selling books by Sirshree, WOW also offers international best sellers in Hindi and Marathi.
Vision Publications, starting in 1995, publishes books on management, computers, commerce, and competitive and scholarship exams, including Mathex, Medical, Net/Set, M.P.S.C, and BE/IT. Their educational materials are designed to align with college curricula and cater to students from high school to various professional streams, including postgraduate degrees.
Wings Publication supports authors in sharing their expertise and knowledge through fiction, non-fiction, self-help, and biographies. They work with entrepreneurs, trainers, coaches, experts, and consultants to publish nonfiction and self-help books. Wings Book Publication collaborates with respected international book coaches and organizations like Rotary International, Superfast Author, Brainflix, BNI, and TLC.