New Delhi, March 7, 2019:
HarperCollins India announced today that it will be managing sales and distribution for the print list of Juggernaut Books, effective March 2019.
Juggernaut is one of India’s most exciting Independent publishers and publish a fantastic mix of bestsellers and award winners. HarperCollins is a publishing house with proven strengths in sales, distribution and unparalleled trade relationships. This new strategic move will provide Juggernaut Books and their authors a much wider reach and visibility across the Indian subcontinent and beyond.
Chiki Sarkar, Founder and Publisher, Juggernaut Books said – “We are delighted to be working with HarperCollins and the dynamic Ananth Padmanabhan and his brilliant team.”
Simran Khara, Chief Executive Officer, Juggernaut Books said, “We have had an outstanding two and a half years with books that have been both hits and critically acclaimed. In this next phase, as we work towards doubling our revenues, we have chosen to go with HarperCollins India as our sales and distribution partner. We are excited by their growth and vision and look forward to partnering with them.”
Ananth Padmanabhan, Chief Executive Officer, HarperCollins India said – ‘I am delighted. We’ve been focusing on quality and growth and this collaboration is one more step. Personally, I’m looking forward to working with Chiki again’.
HarperCollins India is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins India publishes some of the finest writers from the Indian subcontinent and around the world, publishing approximately 200 new books every year, with a print and digital catalogue of more than 2000 titles across 10 imprints. HarperCollins India authors have won almost every major literary award including the Man Booker Prize, the DSC Prize, the New India Foundation Award, the Atta Galatta Prize, the Shakti Bhatt Prize, the Publishing Next Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Crossword Book Award. HarperCollins India also represents some of the finest publishers in the world including Oneworld, Bonnie Zaffre, Usborne, Dover and Lonely Planet. HarperCollins India is also the only publisher to have been awarded the Publisher of the Year Award three times: at Publishing Next in 2015, and at Tata Literature Live! in 2016 and 2018.
About Juggernaut Books
Focused on the growing smartphone usage in India, Juggernaut aims to give readers and authors a digital as well as a traditional publishing platform. In addition to this, our self-publishing arm, Juggernaut Selects is a platform where aspiring writers can submit their work, find over a million readers and be discovered by our editors. From 15-minute short reads to literary novels like JCB Prize winning Jasmine Days and famous biographies like Sourav Ganguly’s A Century is Not Enough and Rajat Gupta’s Mind Without Fear, our catalogue of 100,000+ books caters to all kinds of readers. We are home to bestselling authors like Twinkle Khanna, Arundhati Roy, William Dalrymple, Rujuta Diwekar, Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghose and Sunny Leone. It also powers Airtel Books, the first-ever book app by a telecom company in the world. The app is available on both Android and iOS.
Please send any inquiries to
Akriti Tyagi, HarperCollins India: Akriti.Tyagi@harpercollins.co.in