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FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry

Established in 1927, it is India’s oldest and largest apex business organisation. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies.
 
FICCI has identified publishing as one of the focus areas. The FICCI Publishing Committee comprises some of the major publishing houses in India. We have taken various initiatives to showcase the promise and potential of the Indian publishing sector.

Some of the focus areas

Anti-Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting

Piracy is a major concern for publishers in South Asia. Piracy and counterfeiting affect the publishing sector the most. With the advent of digital publishing the issue of piracy has multiplied many folds. FICCI is associated with the initiatives of the Government of India to work on policies to curb piracy and counterfeiting. We have organized a number of programmes in copyright, the most recent being the Seminar on Managing Copyright in Publishing: The Need for Awareness and Outreach, jointed organized with WIPO and the Government of India.

Anti-Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting

Piracy is a major concern for publishers in South Asia. Piracy and counterfeiting affect the publishing sector the most. With the advent of digital publishing the issue of piracy has multiplied many folds. FICCI is associated with the initiatives of the Government of India to work on policies to curb piracy and counterfeiting. We have organized a number of programmes in copyright, the most recent being the Seminar on Managing Copyright in Publishing: The Need for Awareness and Outreach, jointed organized with WIPO and the Government of India.

Parallel Imports

South Asia is one of the most rapidly expanding book markets in the world. The prevalence of piracy and counterfeit creates a favorable environment for parallel imports of books. FICCI is working with the Government of India and other international organizations to address this issue.

Parallel Imports

South Asia is one of the most rapidly expanding book markets in the world. The prevalence of piracy and counterfeit creates a favorable environment for parallel imports of books. FICCI is working with the Government of India and other international organizations to address this issue.

Industry Status for the Publishing Sector

The contribution of the publishing sector spreads across many industries. The publishing sector in India is equal, if not bigger, than some of the other industries. This sector has tremendous potential to generate huge employment in the country. However, the sector does not have “Industry Status”. FICCI strongly recommends industry status for the publishing sector. This will not only ensure corporatization of the publishing sector, but will help access bank lending at average interest rates with low collateral as against high-risk lending; increase private sector investments; access to loans for mergers and acquisitions; ensure easier borrowings from overseas; increase the ability to raise domestic funds through institutional lending; etc.

Industry Status for the Publishing Sector

The contribution of the publishing sector spreads across many industries. The publishing sector in India is equal, if not bigger, than some of the other industries. This sector has tremendous potential to generate huge employment in the country. However, the sector does not have “Industry Status”. FICCI strongly recommends industry status for the publishing sector. This will not only ensure corporatization of the publishing sector, but will help access bank lending at average interest rates with low collateral as against high-risk lending; increase private sector investments; access to loans for mergers and acquisitions; ensure easier borrowings from overseas; increase the ability to raise domestic funds through institutional lending; etc.

National Book Promotion Policy

The Government of India has announced the framing of a national policy on book promotion in India. However, the policy is still at the draft stage. FICCI is in line with the efforts of the government for recognizing publishing as a priority sector. This will not only help in the promotion of book reading culture among all age groups, but will help in the overall growth of the publishing sector.

National Book Promotion Policy

The Government of India has announced the framing of a national policy on book promotion in India. However, the policy is still at the draft stage. FICCI is in line with the efforts of the government for recognizing publishing as a priority sector. This will not only help in the promotion of book reading culture among all age groups, but will help in the overall growth of the publishing sector.

Study on the K-12 Book Publishing

FICCI along with Nielsen India recently launched the K-12 Book Publishing: Market Report 2016. The report provides an overall perception of K-12 education system in Indian with a focus on the market for books and content. Statistics shows that schools have grown at a CAGR of 2.7 per cent, from 1.36 million in 2010-11 to 1.52 million in 2014-15, while enrolment has grown from 24.7 million in 2010-11 to reach 259 million students in 2014-15, a CAGR of 1.1 per cent. The report estimates that the K-12 Indian book market would grow at a CAGR of 19.6 per cent, from INR 221.7 billion in 2014-15 to INR 541.9 billion by 2019-20.

Study on the K-12 Book Publishing

FICCI along with Nielsen India recently launched the K-12 Book Publishing: Market Report 2016. The report provides an overall perception of K-12 education system in Indian with a focus on the market for books and content. Statistics shows that schools have grown at a CAGR of 2.7 per cent, from 1.36 million in 2010-11 to 1.52 million in 2014-15, while enrolment has grown from 24.7 million in 2010-11 to reach 259 million students in 2014-15, a CAGR of 1.1 per cent. The report estimates that the K-12 Indian book market would grow at a CAGR of 19.6 per cent, from INR 221.7 billion in 2014-15 to INR 541.9 billion by 2019-20.

Showcasing Indian Publishing Sector Globally

India is at the cusp of tremendous socio-economic and technological developments. Amidst a stream of innovation and new business opportunities, publishing is one area which is going to grow exponentially in the coming decade. The country's present technical expertise and the resources to create state-of-the-art educational content have made India a potential exporter of published books. India publishes books of international standard that are comparatively less priced globally. FICCI supports the efforts of Indian publishers who are engaged in exporting books and content to other markets, especially in the emerging economies.

Showcasing Indian Publishing Sector Globally

India is at the cusp of tremendous socio-economic and technological developments. Amidst a stream of innovation and new business opportunities, publishing is one area which is going to grow exponentially in the coming decade. The country's present technical expertise and the resources to create state-of-the-art educational content have made India a potential exporter of published books. India publishes books of international standard that are comparatively less priced globally. FICCI supports the efforts of Indian publishers who are engaged in exporting books and content to other markets, especially in the emerging economies.

Print and Publishing Outsource Business in India

India is slowly becoming the hub of the global publishing outsource business. Publishing services has emerged as an important component of the publishing process. India account for more than 80 per cent of the outsourced publishing services market globally. The major clients are leading academic and scholarly publishers based out of Europe and the United States. Many of the Indian technology firms have already become global brands in this area. Indian companies are well placed to lead the digital content development and content technology innovation space. In addition, Indian printers provide the complete range of print solutions for publishers from emerging markets. FICCI has been working to create a platform for the stakeholders in the publishing outsource business in India and for the print publishing segment in the country.

Print and Publishing Outsource Business in India

India is slowly becoming the hub of the global publishing outsource business. Publishing services has emerged as an important component of the publishing process. India account for more than 80 per cent of the outsourced publishing services market globally. The major clients are leading academic and scholarly publishers based out of Europe and the United States. Many of the Indian technology firms have already become global brands in this area. Indian companies are well placed to lead the digital content development and content technology innovation space. In addition, Indian printers provide the complete range of print solutions for publishers from emerging markets. FICCI has been working to create a platform for the stakeholders in the publishing outsource business in India and for the print publishing segment in the country.