Self-Publishers in India

Self-publishing has its own charm and those who know how to take advantage of the process will tell you that it is much better than traditional publishing. You get to choose and control everything the way you want to. Unlike traditional publishing where it can take lightyears for a book to see the light of day, self-publishing is instant and can take as less as a week for a book to get published. Some authors like Amish Tripathi (Shiva trilogy) and E. L. James (Fifty shades series) have created a fan base and sold millions of copies through self-publishing.

There are distinct differences between self-, hybrid, vanity and independent publishing. But the distinctions are more well-defined in other countries than in India. Currently, in India self-publishing means only one thing – the authors make an upfront payment to get their books published.

In the last few years, many self-publishing companies have opened and are churning thousands of new titles by young Indian authors in the market, giving everyone a fair shot at becoming an established author. So, in essence, it’s really up to the authors to make a name for themselves. The self-publishers will only provide exposure.

24/7 Publishing

About

24/7 is a Kolkata-based company that initially started out as a publisher of small magazines around twenty years back. They have been publishing books in all genres for the last 6 years.

Packages

For colour, their packages range from ₹14,440 – ₹1,44,440 and for black and white their packages range from ₹8,899 – ₹98,899. For only eBooks, the price starts from ₹4,498 and goes up to ₹24,498. Apart from the basic packages they have separate services like book cover design, ghostwriting, editing, proofreading etc. which have their individual prices.

Submission

Upload manuscript on https://www.24by7publishing.com/upload-manuscript.html, make the payment and you’re pretty much done.

Contact

13 New Road, Birati,

Kolkata 700051, India

Ph.: (+91) 9433 444 334

A

Author’s Ink Publications

About

Author’s Ink Publications is 3 years old and has published more than 150 titles making it a sought-after self-publishing platform.

Packages

Packages range from ₹15,999 to ₹1,49,999.

Submission

Submit your manuscript on http://www.authorsinkindia.com/contact-us/.

Contact

1418, Sector 1 Main Rd, Sector-1, Rohtak

Haryana – 124001 India

Ph.: +91 8950970646

B

BecomeShakespeare

About

BecomeShakespeare is owned by Wordit Content Design & Editing Services Pvt Ltd. It does not have much information about itself on its site.

Packages

There are four packages from ₹29,990 to ₹1,99,990. There are other services as well which have their own separate prices.

Submission

You have to choose your publishing package and fill the form on http://www.
becomeshakespeare.com/publishing-packages/
.

Contact

Unit -26, Building A-1, Nr Wadala RTO, Wadala (East)

Mumbai – 400037 MH

Bibliofili Publishers

They have been acquired by 24/7 publishing so the products and services are more or less the same.

Blue Hill Publications

About

Blue Hill is one of the youngest self-publishing houses in India. They were established in 2017 and became fully operational in 2018. They provide something known as Online Reputation Management (ORM) that includes Author visibility, website and other services.

Packages

They have three packages ranging from ₹14,999 to ₹54,999 minus GST.

Submission

You have to send three sample chapters, an author’s bio and synopsis to bluehillpub@
gmail.com
after which they’ll contact you.

Contact

Blue Rose Publishers

About

Blue Rose Publishers are a Delhi-based publishing house with over 1700 titles to their name that includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, self-help, children’s, academic and text books. They also publish in regional languages.

Packages

Their packages range from ₹12,990 to ₹1,24,990, exclusive of taxes. They have other publishing, distribution and marketing services that have their separate charges.

Submission

They have a submission form on http://bluerosepublishers.com/packages/ where you can contact them for submissions.

Contact

123, First Floor, Ansal Bhawan,

16, K.G. Marg, Connaught Place

New Delhi – 110001 India

Ph: +91 888 2 898 898

Buuks

About

Buuks is headquartered at Chennai and is part of Enerji Group which is a multinational business group with worldwide operations.

Packages

Their packages range from ₹5,999 to ₹1,09,999, exclusive of taxes. They have other publishing, distribution and marketing services that have their separate charges.

Submission

Submit your manuscript on https://www.buuks.com/how-to-publish/.

Contact

JVL Plaza, 4th Floor, 501,

Anna Salai Teynampet

Chennai – 600 018 India

E

Educreation Publishing

About

Educreation was founded in 2011 by Ankur Tiwari and the reason why it’s put under self-publishing is because of its confusing profile. They used to be a self-publisher but have now become traditional publishers within two years or so without any robust backlist!

Packages

None

Submission guidelines

Pretty much the standard submission guidelines of any self-publisher. After registering on their website you have to send 5-10 pages as samples. And from there onwards, the process kicks in.

Contact

Shubham Vihar, Bilaspur,

Chhattisgarh – 495001 India

Evincepub Publishing

About

Evincepub is India’s fastest growing self-publishing platform and offers 100% profits to its authors. Apart from English, they publish in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Telegu and Punjabi languages.

Packages

Plans range from ₹5,000 – ₹71,000 that includes a variety of publishing and distribution services.

Submission guidelines

You have to register at https://www.evincepub.com/self-book-publishing/register.html and the publishers will take it from there.

Contact

Evicepub Publishing

Parijat Extension, Nehru nagar

Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh – 495001 India

G

Goya Publishing

About

Goya Publishing was founded by Nikhil Mittal and consist of a team of writers and illustrators who blend technology with story-telling.

Packages

They have two packages: a publishing package worth ₹9,900 and a publishing plus marketing package worth ₹39,900 exclusive of taxes.

Submission guidelines

Details can be found on http://goyapublishing.com/packages.html.

Contact

E93, Greater Kailash-1, Block E, Greater Kailash I,

Greater Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi – 110048 India

Ph.: +91 958-275-3815

H

Happy Self Publishing

About

Happy Self Publishing was founded by Jyotsna Ramachandran and has so far served more than 400 clients in over 35 countries. Jyotsna’s company value has been testified by Brian Tracy, internationally acclaimed author, speaker, coach and leader, and the testimonial can be found on their website.

Packages

They offer four packages. You have to contact them and check the prices.

Submission guidelines

You have to book a strategy call on https://happyselfpublishing.com/#contact.

Contact

N

Notion Press

About

Notion press is probably the most famous name in Indian self-publishing. They began operations in 2012 and in the last 8 years has produced more than 8,000 titles with distribution to more than 140 countries.

Packages

They have diverse packages and services that can be tailor-made for you. Their price ranges from free to ₹1,25,990 or $2399 exclusive of taxes and varies slightly for different genres.

Submission guidelines

You have to sign up on their website for the publishing process to begin.

Contact

Notion Press Media Pvt Ltd,

Old No. 38, New No. 6, McNichols Road,

Chetpet, Chennai – 600031 Tamil Nadu

Ph.: +91 44 42524252

O

OnlineGatha

About

OnlineGatha was established in 2014 as a division of CompAddicts infotech Pvt. Ltd.. an Indian company focused on web designs and implementations. It has published over 2000 titles and provides a range of services for authors all over the world.

Packages

It has three packages for India, the U.S. and the UK. For the Indian market, packages for eBooks range from ₹5,555 to ₹9,777 and packages for paperbacks range from ₹15,500 to ₹97,627.

Submission guidelines

To get started visit https://www.onlinegatha.com/publish-process-of-onlinegatha.

Contact

C-3, Third Floor, Khushnuma Complex, Mira Bai Marg,

Hazratganj Lucknow Uttar Pradesh – 226001 India

Ph.: +91-9129730666/+91-9129731666/+91-9936585666

P

Partridge India

About

Partridge India is an imprint of Author Solutions LLC, one of the world’s largest self-publishing services. They offer supported self-publishing model that allows authors to have complete control over their manuscript during the publishing process.

Packages

Their packages range from ₹70,000 to ₹300,000.

Submission guidelines

Visit their website for more information.

Contact

7th Floor, Infinity Tower C,

DLF Cyber City,

Gurgaon – 122 002 India

Ph.: 000 800 10062 62

Pothi

About

Pothi is another self-publishing company that has gained traction in the last few years. They are well-known for their free services.

Packages

The packages are divided into eBooks and print books and costs depend on customer’s choices. More information can be found on https://pothi.com/how-to-publish-printbook/.

Submission guidelines

Visit https://pothi.com/how-to-publish-printbook/ for more information on submissions.

Contact

Power Publishers

About

Power Publishers has been in business since January 2008 making them one of the oldest self-publishing houses in India. Based in Kolkata, they have now branched out into different areas like movie production, script writing, writing services and academic writing services. They have also released a mobile audiobook app in Bengali.

Packages

For Indian customers, their packages range from ₹29,990 to ₹79,990. For international clients, they have a package of $500

Submission guidelines

Fill up and submit the form on https://www.power-publishers.com/author-sign-up-to-publish-book/ or courier them the hardcopy at their physical address.

Contact

Swabhumi Residency, Block 3, Ground floor,

P12 Motijheel Avenue

Kolkata 700074 India

Ph.: 09830089375/09051117550

Q

Quignog

About

Quignog started off as Pirates, a boutique start-up by IITians and has since moved into books and films. They have sold close to 1.5 million books and diversified into international imprints like Paradox, Quignog and Larks & Fables.  

Packages

Their packages range from ₹19,990 to ₹2,89,000 inclusive of taxes. At 5,000 copies they refund 30% of the fees. At 10,000 copies sold they give you the option of switching to their traditional banner Pirates.

Submission guidelines

Visit http://www.quignog.com/plans-and-supplements/#quignog_to_pirates to get started with the process.

Contact

Sanghi Building, next to big bazaar,

N K Sanghi Circle, Station Road,

Jodhpur – 342001 Rajasthan India

Ph.: +91 93526 39 888

Quills Ink

Quills ink is the self-publishing imprint of Vij Books. For more information visit http://www.vijbooks.com/Imprints/2/Quills%20Ink

W

White Falcon Publishing

About

White Falcon Publishing provides Print-On-Demand publishing platform and assists authors with global distribution apart from other publishing and marketing services.

Packages

Their packages range from ₹9,990 to ₹59,990. They also offer free publishing plans.

Submission guidelines

Fill up the contact form on https://www.self-publish.in/plans.html and they will do the rest.

Contact

No. 335, RCS-CPS Enclave, Sector 48A

Chandigarh – 160047, India

Ph.: +91-828-384-3446/+91-911-589-2986

Woven Words Publishers

About

Woven Words Publishers has published more than 500 titles so far and offer a wide range of services to new authors. They offer traditional publishing, but because authors have to mandatorily buy back a minimum 500 copies of their book it naturally becomes a self-publishing platform. They also have corporate publishing where they help companies tell their stories and thesis publishing where they help with thesis writing.

Packages

Their packages range from ₹13,000 ($225) to ₹1,25,000 ($1790). They also have a DIY option ranging from ₹999 ($15) to ₹11,800 ($170).

Submission guidelines

Visit their website to learn more.

Contact

House No. 8-1-346/19/A/1 & 2, Brindavan Colony Tolichowki,

Hyderabad, Telangana 500008 India

Ph.: +91-7001667002

Writer’s Workshop

About

While many self-publishing houses these days claim to be the first at something, it was a small place in erstwhile Calcutta that probably began the trend of self-publication in India. Founded by professor P. Lal and few others, Writer’s Workshop is a legendary place because of its history and the names it has represented over the years. They have in their possession the earliest works of now eminent authors like Vikram Seth, Chitra Divakaruni, Kamala Das, Ruskin Bond, Pritish Nandy, etc. They have close to 3000 titles to their name.

Packages

There isn’t anything mentioned on their website.

Submission guidelines

Contact them using the form on http://www.writersworkshopindia.com/contact-us/ for more information.

Contact

162/92 Lake Gardens

Kolkata – 700045 India

Ph.: +91-33-24170763/+91-33-24172683

Z

Zorba Books

About

Zorba Books has been in the self-publishing business for more than 8 years and has published more than 1000 books. Their authors and books have been featured on leading newspapers like The Hindu, The Times of India and India Today.

Packages

Their packages range from ₹22,900 to ₹89,000 excluding taxes.

Submission guidelines

Fill up the form on their Contact Us page.

Contact

Sushant Arcade, Next to Courtyard Marriot, Sushant Lok 1,

Gurgaon – 122009 India

Ph.: 0124 4259579/+91 88005 09579

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