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By Ashok Chopra

A rollercoaster experience via Indian publishing for almost 40 years, Ashok Chopra has been liable for publishing a few of the greatest names in India: Khushwant Singh, Shobhaa De, Dom Moraes, Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins are a part of his illustrious checklist. during this candid and vibrant memoir, Chopra brings his lengthy event to provide an explanation for what works and what does not within the Indian industry: Why do a little books final whilst others do not? Is there a profitable formulation for publishers and writers? What do readers in India wish? How does one fee textbooks and reference publications? What may still one do approximately bans and censorship? and the way is the industry protecting up within the age of e-books and electronic readers? whereas going into the economic facets of publishing, he doesn't omit the human tales. Be it sourcing manuscripts, chasing big name authors like Dilip Kumar and Anupam Kher, scoring old bargains within the cut-throat global of publishing or coping with egotists, eccentrics and windbags, Chopra's adventures and ordeals are unfailingly interesting. If he celebrates the hits (the runaway good fortune of Freedom in the dark, for instance), he doesn't pass over the misses (such as Shalimar, the ebook in response to the motion picture, one of many greatest flops of Indian publishing). alongside the best way, he recounts scandalous episodes, tales of untamed events and indulgent booklet occasions on warships and boats. packed with rip-roaring revelations and sincere recollections, this is often the definitive tale of English-language ebook publishing in India - tracing its trip from the winding lanes of Daryaganj in New Delhi to the glamour of high-profile publication launches.

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