Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
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Topic: Publishing

BookLeaf Publishing’s 21-Day Writing Challenge aims to encourage expression & daily writing

The 21-Day Writing Challenge by BookLeaf Publishing requires participants to submit a daily write-up for 21 days, after which they will be compiled & if the participants chooses, published.

Salman Rushdie on Substack is either killing the novel or taking it back to its birth

It is not surprising that authors such as Patti Smith and Scott Snyder and a host of comic book authors from Marvel and DC have also entered Substack.

Why blocking Sci-Hub will actually hurt national interest

The case in Delhi High Court against Sci-Hub and LibGen, which give students and researchers access to papers for free, is against public interest.

Penguin, Bloomsbury, Juggernaut can wait—Twitter is the new fiction publisher

Indians are writing stories on Twitter. In case you can’t sit through a 500-page novel

Hindi publishers sold no books, fired no staff in lockdown. Now they plan for e-book future

No one is sure of the total losses the Hindi publishing industry suffered under lockdown. But demand has begun to recover through online sales & e-books.

Those who abused Hindu gods scared book on Delhi riots will expose them, Kapil Mishra says

BJP leader Kapil Mishra was addressing a virtual launch of the book, Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, after original publisher Bloomsbury India said it is withdrawing it.

Best non fiction books of 2019 for contrarians and the curious

2019 was a good year for books that made one think — from Steven Strogatz's take on the powers of calculus to Tyler Kepner's account of the history of baseball.

In era of Chetan Bhagat, Netflix & Twitter celebrity, the undiscovered author has lost

Small publishers find themselves in a tight corner — GST has hit where it hurts with increased production costs, Amazon is squeezing the average bookstore out of business and celebrity sells.

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Defence ministry’s PMA policy is protectionism. Indian-made arms need export market

The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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