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Publishing Next Announces its Industry Awards in Eleven Categories

Discover the winners of Publishing Next Industry Awards recognizing excellence in Indian book publishing across eleven categories. Exciting innovations unveiled!
on Apr 02, 2024
Publishing Next Announces its Industry Awards in Eleven Categories | Frontlist

Kalachuvadu Publications has received Publisher of the Year for the second time.

The annual Publishing Next Industry Awards, established by Publishing Next to foster conversation and networking in the book publishing business, recognize innovation and leadership in the pan-Indian book commerce. It acknowledges publishers of all sizes and across all Indian languages.

Kalachuvadu Publications won the Publisher of the Year award for the first time in 2018. The Bookstore of the Year award, the only one in the country for independent bookshops, was not announced this year due to a low number of entries.

Leonard Fernandes, co-founder of Publishing Next, noted that "the fact that these Awards have been presented consecutively for 10 years now, and in a wide array of categories, speaks to both the respect the awards have garnered from the publishing community as well as its commitment towards continuously encouraging publishing excellence."

Here is a list of the winners and runners-up.

Editor of the Year

Winner: Sayantan Ghosh, Simon and Schuster India

Runner-up: Ishita Gupta, Yoda Press

Illustrator of the Year

Winner: Shubham Lakhera

Runner-up: Suha Riyaz Khopatkar

Book Cover of the Year (children’s books)

Winner: The Vanguards of Azad Hind, designed by Mohith O

Runner-up: Abanindranath’s House of Stories, designed by Rohina Thapar

Book Cover of the Year (Indian languages)

Winner: Kere Dada, designed by Sudhakar Darbe

Runner-up: Krantikari: Bharat ke Swatantrata Sangram ki Ek Alag Kahani, designed by Wasim Helal and Nikheel Aphale

Book Cover of the Year (English)

Winner: The Keepers of Knowledge: Writings from Mizoram, designed by Nori Norbhu

Runner up: Dust on the Throne: The Search for Buddhism in Modern India, designed by Akila Seshasayee

Children’s Book of the Year (for ages 0-8)

Winner: Who’s Afraid of Z? Not Me!, Lubaina Bandukwala

Runner-up: The Girl Who Loved Words: Mahesweta Devi, Lavanya Karthik

Children’s Book of the year (8+ years)

Winner: Our Beautiful World, Bibek Bhattacharya

Runner-up: Lost in Translation, Jyoti Sinholi

Printed Book of the Year (Indian languages)

Winner: Mera Business Meri Kahani, Vishwajoyoti Ghosh, Shrutika Mathur, and Nishtha Vadehra

Runner-up: Zindagi Kaise Jiyein, Ruskin Bond, translated by DK Gupta

Printed Book of the Year (Art, Illustration and Photography)

Winner: Paachakam: Heritage Cuisine of Kerala, Sabita Radhakrishna

Runner-up: Meera Mukherjee: Breaking Moulds, Vaishali Shroff

Printed Book of the Year (English)

Winner: Marginlands, Arati Kumar-Rao

Runner-up: Independence, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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