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Best Romance Book Publishing Companies in India

Showing 8 publishers that match your search.

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

Grey Oak Publishing

Genres: Romance, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, and Fiction

Location: Bangalore, IN

Website: http://www.greyoak.in/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
First Collection: Snapshots of Contemporary India

Paritosh Uttam

Down the Road

Ahmed Faiyez & Rohini Kejriwal

The Newsroom Mafia

Oswald Pereira

Juggernaut Publishing

Genres: Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Short Story

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://www.juggernaut.in

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals & queries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
How India Sees the World

Shyam Saran

Sweet Dreams

Sunny Leone

The Burning Forest

Nandini Sundar

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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

Pan Macmillan India

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Horror, Action & Adventure, Self-Help, Historical Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery & Crime, History, Business, Travel, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Architecture, Art, Cookbook, Humor, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's, Poetry, and Short Story

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: http://www.panmacmillan.co.in/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Largest

💥 Hit titles
An Unfinished Revolution

Kishalay Bhattacharjee

My Father Drank My Lover and Other Stories

Ashok Banker

The CEO Who Lost His Head

Aditya Sinha

Roli Books

Genres: Architecture, Art, Photography, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Horror, Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction, Self-Help, Religion & Spirituality, Business, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: http://rolibooks.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries & book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Gandhi In The Gallery

Sumathi Ramaswamy

The Last Gathering

Ather Farouqui

The Lost Fragrance of Infinity

Moin Mir

Penguin Random House India

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Horror, Action & Adventure, Self-Help, Historical Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery & Crime, History, Business, Travel, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Architecture, Art, Cookbook, Humor, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's, Poetry, and Short Story

Location: New Delhi, IN

Website: https://penguin.co.in/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Largest

💥 Hit titles
Azadi

Arundhati Roy

In an Antique Land

Amitav Ghosh

Sach Kahun Toh

Neena Gupta

Pothi

Genres: Architecture, Art, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Comics & Graphic Novels, History, Humor, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Self-Help, Nonfiction, and Fiction

Location: Bangalore, IN

Website: https://pothi.com

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
How to Make Money With Breakout Trading

Indrazith Shantharaj

You Can Have A Jumbo Memory

Amrut Jadhav

Intelligent Fanatics of India

Rohith Potti & Pooja Bhula

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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