Digital publishing firm ties up with Bhopal based Manjul Publishing House
Pratilipi, India’s largest free-access digital publishing and storytelling platform has tied up with the print publishing company in a partnership titled Ekatra with Manjul Publishing House. This house is best known for its translation of Harry Potter books into Indian languages.
The partnership will carry books and short story collections by first-time and established authors from Pratilipi’s platform in regional languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, and English as both print and e-books.
The first four books that have been released and now available on Amazon include Pratilipi’s top hits Tashree by Sumit Menaria (published on 25 March), Angoothi Ka Bhooth by Manish Sharma, Anakalaniya by Sanjay Vaidya, and Bujgavan! by Kanishk Hivrekar (pre-orders available now).
The deal with Manjul Publishing marks Pratilipi’s first major association with a traditional publishing house. The Bhopal-based Manjul Publishing are renowned for high-quality translations of English language bestsellers in a range of Indian languages.
Ekatra opens up their foray into supporting popular contemporary fiction literature in Indian languages and represents a key step towards Pratilipi’s vision to democratize story-telling across languages, devices, and formats, particularly with licensing deals for authors in this case.
The four books highlight the genres of supernatural thriller, horror fiction, and adventure, which have built a massive audience following on Pratilipi.
The chosen authors include an array of first time and established writers selected from the Pratilipi platform including Kanishka Hiverekar, a graphic designer writing in Marathi; Manish Sharma, a Senior Producer working in journalism and one of Pratilipi top authors, Sanjay Vaidya, a project manager from Northern Maharashtra who writes prolifically in Marathi and Sumit Menaria, a Chartered Accountant and author of the highly popular supernatural thriller series Tashree.