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Best Book Publishing Companies in New Delhi

Showing 19 publishers that match your search.

Speaking Tiger

Genres: Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Business, Politics, Travel, Religion & Spirituality, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Novella, Short Story, and Poetry

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://www.speakingtigerbooks.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Queries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Battlefield

Vishram Bedekar

A Village Dies

Ivan Arthur

Murder in Shimla

Bulbul Sharma

Zubaan

Genres: Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Short Story

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://zubaanbooks.com/shop/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Intimate City

Manjima Bhattacharjya

The Inheritance of Words

Mamang Dai

Name Place Animal Thing

Daribha Lyndem

Aleph Book Company

Genres: Art, Photography, Business, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Literary Fiction, Self-Help, Sports & Outdoors, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Short Story

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://www.alephbookcompany.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Asia Reborn

Prasenjit K. Basu

The Wildings

Nilanjana Roy

The Book of Indian Ghosts

Riksundar Banerjee

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Rupa Books

Genres: Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Horror, Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction, Self-Help, Religion & Spirituality, Business, Travel, Health & Wellbeing, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://rupapublications.co.in/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Tomb of God

Victor Ghoshe

Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

The Nest of the Recluse

Suchita Malik

Vitasta

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Self-Help, Politics, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://www.vitastapublishing.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals & manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
India's Strategies for Information War & Cyber Deterrence

Ashok Pathak

Backfire in Nepal

Sanjay Upadhya

A Naxal Story

Diptendra Raychauduri

Niyogi Books

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Art, Photography, Travel, Architecture, Self-Help, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics, Historical Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Literary Fiction, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://www.niyogibooksindia.com

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
A Day in the Life of Mangal Taram

Anita Agnihotri

A Plate of White Marble

Bani Basu

A Fistful of Mustard Seeds

E. Santhosh Kumar

S. Chand Publishing

Genres: Education & Reference and Children's

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://schandpublishing.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
S. Chand Atlas

S. Chand

P C Wren's Grammar

P C Wren

Primary School English

Wren & Martin

Pirates

Genres: Middle Grade, Picture Book, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Self-Help, Children's, and Fiction

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://www.pirates.ind.in/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals & queries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Two Sides of a Coin

Jay Joshi

1000 Kilograms of Goa

Rohan Govenkar

The Seal of Surya

Amritanshu Pandey

Katha Press

Genres: Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Children's

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://books.katha.org/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Contests - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Millions of Cats

Wanda Gág

NoNo and Plink Plunk

Vinalini Mathrini

Abba's Day

Sunaina Ali

Manohar Publishers

Genres: Politics, History, Religion & Spirituality, Business, Travel, and Nonfiction

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://www.manoharbooks.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
The Railways in Colonial South Asia

Ganeswar Nayak

Riots and Martial Law in Ceylon

P. Ramanathan

Touring in Sikkim and Tibet

David Macdonald

What do book publishers do?

Sure, a book publisher prints and sells your book. But what they do behind the scenes encompasses much more than that. Publishers handle the entire publishing process for books, including: 

  • Editing the book, i.e. developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading; 
  • Designing the book, i.e. book cover design and any necessary interior book design;
  • Promotion and marketing, i.e. writing the book’s blurb, email marketing, setting up media interviews, etc.; and
  • Production and distribution, i.e. formatting and distributing hardback, paperback, and ebook versions of the book to stores, both online and brick-and-mortar. 

Note that the structure of publishing companies may differ, depending on their size. Bigger book publishers may be made up of publishing houses which may, in turn, be made up of imprints — each of which will have its own brand identity in terms of the type of books it publishes. 

However, regardless of a publisher’s size, the scope of their work shouldn’t change. Once you sign with a publisher, they will do everything that it takes to bring your book to market. 

What are the most prominent book publishing companies?

If we define success by sheer sales volume, then we might point towards the "Big 5" presses and educational publishers (who rake in a LOT of money). Over the past few decades, these giant publishing companies have merged with and acquired most of the mid-sized publishers in the industry. However, a few still remain. Here are today's biggest book publishing companies:

  • Penguin Random House (Big 5)
  • Hachette Book Group (Big 5)
  • HarperCollins (Big 5)
  • Macmillan Publishers (Big 5)
  • Simon & Schuster (Big 5)
  • Scholastic Corporation
  • Pearson Education
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Cengage Learning

Together, these largest publishers dominate the publishing landscape. Countless beloved books come from their imprints, many of which you’ll find in our directory. 

The rest of the publishing landscape is largely made up of small publishers, or independent publishers. Most big publishers don’t directly accept unsolicited submissions without a literary agent — but smaller publishers do, making them a realistic and worthwhile route to publication. 

I have a long list of publishers. What next?

Congratulations! Now take a moment to thoroughly vet every publisher on your longlist. Scams are a dime a dozen in the publishing industry, and you want to make 100% sure that you’re dealing with a legitimate publishing company. Again, we strongly recommend reading this post and Writer Beware to know what red flags to watch out for.

When you’re confident in all of the publishers on your longlist, it’s time for the most nerve-wracking step: submitting your manuscript to them. 

Check out our free resources if you’re feeling daunted by what comes next. Whether you’re learning how to research publishers or how to personalize a submission, we've got you covered.

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