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I think this is a pretty large community here...wondering if there are any Indian aspiring authors at this Water Cooler?
 

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Yup. Indian from India.

I suppose I should have clarified. Columbus made that error too. ;)

Nice to meet you to.

Wanted to connect with aspiring Indian authors to understand how they went ahead trying to publish their stuff. I mean I don't have a clue about the publishers/agents in India. And all there seems to be a market for in India is cheap, sappy college-memoirs stuff and mythology knockoffs
 

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Well, hopefully someone will be able to help. Have you thought about foreign agents/publishers at all?
 

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I'm Indian from India living in India. Welcome to this forum.
 

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Jaus

Thanks. Do you have any clues about how the Indian publishing business works?
 

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Whatever I know is from Google. I google searched Publishing houses in India. Then clicked on the website links that came and read the submission guidelines.
 

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Heh. I suppose that's the way to find anything out. I mean more than just the publishing house, but the dynamics of actually getting something threw.
 

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Sorry but my novels haven't been published yet for me to be able to share any experience. I only got a short story published. I queried a few agents and publishers(both Indian and American) but few replied back saying: 'good luck with other publication houses.'

in a way i'm glad my earlier novels and short stories weren't published. now when i read them i see the flaws.

maybe the publishing subforum can have better answers.
 

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Have you ever tried a publishing company that works over the internet?
 

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I'm trying ti submit short fiction to Western markets. It's just in the Indian market, I haven't heard much apart from a couple of break-out stories.
 

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If I am planning to publish a philosophical self-help book, would Indian publishers be interested in the same? Or should I approach international publishers for the book directly?
 

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