Penguin Books India launches Partridge, a new self-publishing imprint, in partnership with Author Solutions

Feb 2013

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Ms. Hemali Sodhi
Penguin Books India
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Penguin Books India launches Partridge, a new self-publishing imprint, in partnership with Author Solutions
Partridge will provide exciting new opportunities for Indian authors to get published and discovered, both in India and around the globe.
NEW DELHI – 07 February, 2013: Penguin Books India has announced the introduction of Partridge, a new self-publishing imprint launched in partnership with Author Solutions, Inc., the world’s leading publishing services company. Author Solutions, which is based in Bloomington, Indiana, was acquired by Penguin in July 2012. Partridge in India marks the first imprint brought to market in collaboration with Penguin since the acquisition.
As the leader in the self-publishing industry, Author Solutions has helped more than 170,000 authors publish more than 200,000 books around the globe. Through Partridge, Indian authors will now have access to the widest range of professional editorial, publishing and marketing services that enable them to get their books published and distributed in both digital and print formats.
Aspiring authors can chose from a range of publishing packages that include services such as:

  • Editing
  • Design and illustration
  • E-book formatting and distribution on all e-readers
  • Print formatting and distribution through online retailers
  • Publicity and marketing
  • Video
Andrew Phillips, President and CEO of Penguin Books India said: “Since Author Solutions joined the Penguin family, we’ve been focused on their international expansion and India is an obvious starting point, given the active and enthusiastic writing community. We are delighted to be working with them to offer high quality services priced appropriately for the Indian market.” Phillips added: “In addition, Penguin will be monitoring Partridge titles with hopes of picking up authors for the Penguin list. I have no doubt that Partridge will be a huge success.”
Kevin Weiss, President and CEO of Author Solutions Inc. added, “We have been watching this market for some time and see more and more authors looking for publishing and marketing services that meet industry standards but are affordably priced.  With Partridge, authors in India now have the opportunity to achieve their publishing goals and build their platform both domestically and abroad. It is truly the best time in history to be an author.”
To learn more about self-publishing services available from Partridge, visit www.partridegepublishing.com/india
About Partridge
Partridge is a new self publishing imprint launched by Penguin Books India in partnership with Author Solutions, Inc, the world’s leading self-publishing services company. Through this imprint, Indian authors now have access to the widest range of professional publishing and marketing services that meet the best publishing industry standards, but are appropriately priced for the Indian market. Penguin Books India will be watching key Partridge titles with hopes of picking up authors for the Penguin list.
For more information, visit www.partridgepublishing.com/india and follow @partridgepublishing on Twitter for the latest news.
About Penguin Books India
Penguin Books India is the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent. Founded in 1985, Penguin India began publishing in October 1987 with six books and celebrated its twenty-fifth year in 2012. The company now publishes more than 250 new titles every year and has an active backlist of over 3000 titles. Known for its strong fiction and narrative non-fiction list, Penguin India publishes across virtually every segment including biography, travel, business, politics, history, religion and philosophy, lifestyle, cookery, health and fitness, sports and leisure, visual books and children’s books.
Apart from English, Penguin India also publishes in Hindi, and its books are available in several Indian languages through partnerships with several language publishers. Penguin India is also the exclusive distributor partner in the region for books published by several international leading publishing houses.
Penguin India’s author list reads like a who’s who of Indian writing and its authors have won virtually every major literary prize, including the Man Booker, the Nobel Prize, the Magsaysay Award, the Jnanpith Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; several of Penguin’s authors are also recipients of the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest civilian honours.
For more information, visit www.penguinbooksindia.com and follow @PenguinIndia on Twitter for the latest news
About Author Solutions, Inc.

Author Solutions, Inc., (ASI), a member of the Penguin Group,  is a world leader in indie book publishing. ASI’s leading self-publishing imprints — AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris — have helped more than 160,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 200,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, ASI is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and providing authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., ASI’s global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in India, Australia, Singapore, Spain, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
For more information, visit www.authorsolutions.com and follow @authorsolutions on Twitter for the latest news.
For an interview with Andrew Phillips (Penguin India), please contact Hemali Sodhi at 011 46131409/ hemali.sodhi@in.penguingroup.com