Beware of Publishers in India

Well iam into book promotions and online review of books. This is a very controversial topic as there are many topics which are unclear.
What is Self Publishing: Self Publishing is a kind of publishing where the writer gets his / her content published without a specific publishing firm. There are many online platforms which do this work. In self publishing the author himself / herself is responsible for marketing the book. The author has to take care of the sales figures and get the royalty from the platform as per their terms.

Paid Publishing: In paid publishing the author pays to the publisher to get published. its a service that they are taking from the publisher for which they are paying them. Its also many times mistaken by Self Publishing.  Paid Publishing can be of many types of paid publishing,
Partnered Publishing: Here in this case the work is divided and so are the costing behind it. As per the costing shared profits are also shared upon successful sale of books.
In partnered publishing as well there is another way wherein a publisher ensures your investment recovery. you can contact HERE

Now comes the part which is very interesting.
There are a few publishers in India who claim to work for budding writers, but these publishers are the ones from whom you should be aware of.
Point to remember:
While approaching a publisher you should be careful and take the following points into consideration.
1. Are the Publisher to whom you are approaching have a legit standing?
2. Are they legal work complete?
3. Do they intend in getting the paperwork done before submission of manuscript?
If yes then well and good, If no then please excuse the publisher.
4.  Have they published books before?
     a. If yes then which?
     b. Where are they available?
5. Contact one of the authors published by the firm before hand and satisfy yourself
6. Beware of such claims by publishers. Finalsied a big deal / Got a mail from a famous book store.  Monthly Royalty Payouts. (Monthly royalty payouts is possible but verify)Beware of such claims and verify their authenticity which such publishers will support with a screenshot hiding the names and mail ids.
7. Some even share photoshopped articles about their firm in newspapers, across socila media platforms. In these cases do check for legit links and the image / articles details carefully. 

In many cases and instances we have found that publisher  takes the money from the Writer and does not deliver. Their reasons are
1. Burnt all the x sum of copies as they had an editing error
2. The warehouse caught  fire.

Well there are some publishers who are into plagiarism who ask authors of their entire manuscript and then publish the same with their name on it.   

Following are a list of some reputed publishers in India whom you can contact to. 

Rupa Publications
Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd
161-B/4, Gulmohar House
Ground Floor, Yusuf Sarai Community Centre
NEW DELHI 110049
P: 011-49226666

Penguin Books India
7th Floor, Infinity Tower – C
DLF Cyber City,
Gurgaon 122002, Haryana
Tel +91 124 478 5600
Fax +91 124 478 5600
or e-mail us at

Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd.
Regus Business Centre,
Level 1, Trade Centre,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 051 India.
Contact No: +91-22-61623804
Fax: +91-22-61623800

Sales Office
Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd.
Unit – 25-26, Building A/1,
Near Wadala R.T.O.
Wadala(E), Mumbai – 400 037.
Telephone:022 24046887

First Step Publishing
303 304 Garnet 
Nirmal Lifestyles Phase 2 
Behind Nirmal Lifestyles Mall 
LBS Marg 
Mulund West 
Mumbai 400080
Dream House Publications
Rajabagicha Labour Colony
House No- N/3, Badambadi
Cuttack- 753009, Odisha