For independent booksellers looking to offer something new and unique to their customers, there is a world of varied books out there from publishers in southern Asian countries. At Motilal Books, we are best known for our extensive catalogue of English language books from publishers in Pakistan and India, which now runs to more than 13,000 titles. However, our passion for Asian books does not stop there.
We also import a diverse catalogue of books from several other countries from elsewhere in Asia, including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar. These books cover a great span of literary topics. The vast region stretching from Pakistan in the West to Vietnam in the East is undergoing a creative cultural renaissance; as a result of the spread of democracy, increased prosperity and connection to a global exchange of ideas through the Internet and all other Media.
The result is a growing middle class and diaspora population accustomed to think, read and communicate in English. Authors from South Asian countries tap into the rich cultural heritage of their native traditions and use them as the backdrop for a new and authentic vision of modern, 21st-Century life.
All the bestselling titles in the UK are also best sellers in India, but in addition around half of the Indian best sellers are from Indian publishers or the local branches of the big publishing houses such as Penguin/Random house, Harper Collins, Bloomsberry and Pearson.
Readers of every ethnic and cultural heritage will enjoy reading English books by Asian authors. In fact, Asian authors frequently feature in internationally recognised bestseller lists for both fiction and non-fiction titles. Asian book titles are available in high quality imprints at competitive rates, letting you diversify your book catalogue and attract new customers.
In addition to imports from India and Pakistan, we are pleased to offer an exciting range of new books from the following countries:
We choose books based on their potential interest to Western readers, but also for the new perspectives they offer. In our stock you will find dramatic fiction, romantic comedy, original thrillers, local and world history, self-help, religious studies, academic textbooks such as fiction, tourism, cooking and so much more – all in English. Our publishing partners are selected for the quality of their books, their print standard and value for money; which in all cases compares favourably with their British and American counterparts.
To find out more about Motilal Books of India, or to make a stock enquiry, please email [email protected]. You can also call us at our UK headquarters in St Albans on 01727 761 677. If it is more convenient to contact us through our Indian office, the email to use is [email protected]