HarperCollins India and leading Hindi publisher, Vani Prakashan, today announced the launch of a new joint imprint. Launching in January 2019, this new venture will publish English language titles from the HarperCollins list in Hindi as well as publishing Hindi writers from Vani Prakashan's list into English. New authors, to be published in both languages, will also be acquired for the imprint, according to HarperCollins sources.
'HarperCollins India publish important voices globally and have represented a galaxy of writers who have laid the foundation stone of South Asian writing in English. We are glad that these voices will now be available for Hindi readers, who represent a dynamic readership around the world, through Vani Prakashan and HarperCollins Publishers' joint imprint. We also look forward to make the best of Hindi writings available through HarperCollins' India,' Aditi Maheshwari, executive director, Vani Prakashan said.
Arun Maheshwari, managing director, Vani Prakashan and chairman, Vani Foundation said, 'The Indian literary market embraces diversity. We have been translating from over twenty Indian and international languages for four decades and have added six Indian languages to our publishing programme. With HarperCollins India, we look forward to expand this list into a new dimension where Hindi readers will get to read the best of south Asian and global writing and usher in a new phase of literary vibrancy.' Udayan Mitra, Publisher, HarperCollins India said, 'Vani Prakashan is a reputed and respected name in language publishing and I am very pleased that we are going to be publishing Hindi books in partnership with them. Through our joint imprint, we will be publishing an array of exciting fiction and non-fiction books, including translations of some of the best-known local and international titles as well as works originally written in Hindi.' HarperCollins India CEO Ananth Padmanabhan said, 'This joint imprint with Vani Prakanshan is one more step in our ongoing commitment to reach a wider audience in India, one of the most exciting and fastest growing publishing markets in the world. Aditi and I share a common vision, which is to find as many new readers as we can for our authors.' Vani Prakashan has been publishing finest Hindi literature since 55 years in over 38 genres. It has published over 6,000 books in print, electronic and audio format. It has a footprint in more than 2,00,000 villages, 2,800 towns, 54 major cities and 12 major online book stores in the country. Vani Prakashan is also connected with major library systems of India, United States of America, United Kingdom and Middle East. Vani Prakashan's literary list includes 32 Sahitya Akademi awarded books and authors, nine Nobel laureates translated into Hindi from source languages and 24 other major awarded writers and books.
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