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Download e-book for iPad: A Scrapbook of Memories by Ashok Chopra

By Ashok Chopra

ISBN-10: 9351770958

ISBN-13: 9789351770954

ISBN-10: 9352641124

ISBN-13: 9789352641123

A rollercoaster journey via Indian publishing for almost 40 years, Ashok Chopra has been liable for publishing the various largest 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 courses? What should 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 elements of publishing, he doesn't put out of your mind the human tales. Be it sourcing manuscripts, chasing megastar authors like Dilip Kumar and Anupam Kher, scoring old offers within the cut-throat international of publishing or coping with egotists, eccentrics and windbags, Chopra's adventures and ordeals are unfailingly exciting. If he celebrates the hits (the runaway good fortune of Freedom at nighttime, for instance), he doesn't pass over the misses (such as Shalimar, the e-book in line with the motion picture, one of many greatest flops of Indian publishing). alongside the best way, he recounts scandalous episodes, tales of untamed events and extravagant booklet occasions on warships and boats. jam-packed with rip-roaring revelations and sincere recollections, this is often the definitive tale of English-language publication 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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