[box style=”info”]New Delhi, January, 2016[/box]
At 4:00 pm, Jan.9th, 2016, New Delhi time, more than 60 famous publishers including India NCBA, Royal Collins, many Indian publishing houses as well as the Chinese publishing groups from An Hui, Guang Dong, Zhe Jiang, Fu Jian, Si Chuan provinces, jointly held the foundation ceremony of Sino-Indian Book Publication Culture Cooperation Alliance and the awarding ceremony at the Indian International Center, New Delhi. Mr. Sun Shou-Shan, Vice Minister of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television ( SAPPRFT ), and Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman of NBT were present at this event. They awarded the prizes to the Chinese and Indian publishers who won the different honors.
India is the sixth largest publishing market in the world and its market scale is only second to China and Japan. China attended this New Delhi World Book Fair for the first time as the honor guest country. The Indian Government highly values the visit of the Chinese publishing delegation, giving the upmost support to all the delegation’s preparation work for this fair. In order to show gratitude to Vice Minister, Mr. Sun Shou-Shan who led the delegation to attend this fair, Mr. Sharma specially availed himself of this alliance foundation ceremony and the awarding ceremony occasion to award the Friendship Award of Sino-Indian Book Publication to Mr. Sun Shou-Shan, while, Mr. Sun Shou-Shan also presented the Friendship Award of Sino-Indian Book Publication to Chairman Sharma in return. Since then it has become a much told story in the Chinese and Indian Publication industries.
With the rapid development of the Chinese economy, China has become the second largest publishing market in the world. The Indian publication industry is highly oriented to the global market with the reputation of being the third largest English Language publishing market in the world. Compared with the Sino-Indian trade exchanges, the Sino-Indian publication communication is not wide yet. China and India both have ancient civilizations and they both have the biggest publishing market scale in Asia. Regardless of the copyright trade and the international publication trade, there is a great hidden growth potentiality. Royal Collins, as the transnational publication company with affiliates both in China and India, highly values the communication and the cooperation between the Chinese and Indian publication industries. With the efforts following 2015BIBF and the support of NCBA, Royal Collins finally facilitated the success of this event.
After the event was completed, many Indian publishers were all excited. There had never been a communication event for the Sino-Indian book publication in so many years. Mr. Sharma, Chairman of NBT specially mentioned in his address that many Indian local publishers do not emphasize the publication in Hindi, the native language for the account of economic benefits. Out of his expectation, the publication plan for Hindi translation of 25 books is specially mentioned in the Chinese and Hindi translation plan for Chinese and Indian books. He is much appreciated for the Chinese Government and the Chinese publication industry who support and pay attention to the Sino-Indian culture communication.
After the event, Mr. Bob Song, partner and Asia-Pacific CEO of Royal Collins said, “We will make consistent efforts to facilitate the communication and cooperation between the Chinese and Indian publication industries”.
Sino-Indian Book Publication Friendship Award
Mr. Sun Shou-Shan, Vice Minister of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television ( SAPPRFT ),
Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman of NBT
Top 10 Chinese Publishers, achieving excellent sales in the Indian market
1, People’s Education Press
2, Commercial Press
3, Publishing House of Electronics Industry
4, Huang Shan Press
5, Anhui People’s Publishing House
6, Zhejiang People’s Publishing House
7, Flower City Publishing House
8, Fujian Education Press
9, Sichuan People’s Publishing House
10, Jiangxi Publishing Group
Excellent Publisher Award
Mr. Liu Jiu Ru, President of Publishing House of Electronics Industry
Ms. Ren Geng Yun, President of Huang Shan Press
Mr. Ying Zhong Wei, President of Guangdong Education Press
Ms. Zeng Ying, President of Guangdong People’s Publishing House
Mr. Tao Wen Jie, President of Zhejiang Photographic Press
Excellent Book Planner Award
Mr. Ma Lei, Assistant President of Huang Shan Press
Excellent Copyright Manager Award
Ms. Liu Xian Qing, Vice Director of Chief Editor Office, Publishing House of Electronics Industry
MS. Jiang Shan, Vice Director of the International Department of China Intercontinental Press
Ms. Lu Fang, Director of the Publication Department, Southern Publication and Media Co., Ltd.
Ms. Chen Juan, Vice Director of the International Cooperation Department, Anhui People’s Publishing House
Ms. Cao Ma Li, Copyright manager of Flower City Publishing House
Ms. Zhu Jing, Vice Director of the International Cooperation Department, Zhejiang Education Publishing House
Ms. Jiang Yi Chang, Copyright manager of Huang Shan Press
Remarkable contribution award of Sino-Indian Publication Exchange
Mr. Ramesh Mittal
Mr. Ashok Ghosh
Formerly President of International Publishers Association and Presently Executive Committee Member
Dr Ashok Gupta
President of Federations of Indian Publishers
Mr. S C Sethi
President of Federation of Publisher and Booksellers Association of India
Mr. Mohan K Klasi, Committee Member of Indian Afro- Asian Book Council, Director of NCBA Exports.
Special contribution award of Sino-Indian Publication Exchange
Mr. Shri Sukumar Das, Managing Director of NCBA, Secretary-General of India, Afro- Asian Book Council, Formerly President of Federation of Publisher and Booksellers Association of India