Information for Publishers

Service For Publishers

If you would like to publish any book from Indian culture books, history books to novels and much more and reach its potential customers in the UK or worldwide, you have come to the right place. Here at Motilal Books, we have a large network of industry connections and efficient importing and exporting capabilities. This means we can offer a top quality distribution service and provide information on availability and price.

In 2012 we sold 88,000 Indian books, and in 2013 this increased to 110,000, and in 2014 it increased to 132,00, and in 2015 it increased to 145,000 – and this number is growing! We are dedicated to delivering results for you, without any cost. If you wish to invest in promoting a title, we will work with you to get the most from your budget.

How we can maximise the sales potential of your books:

  • All purchases are firm sales
  • Spend no money on marketing and advertising, or set a budget to allow us to advise on best promotion
  • Your book will be available from every worldwide book trade outlet e.g. Internet, bookshops, libraries
  • We supply to all UK trade outlets, from Amazon, to wholesalers, retail chains, independent booksellers, public and academic libraries and up to 1200 Internet booksellers worldwide
  • We arrange and pay for freight costs to London
  • Potential Circulation to over 15,000 book sellers worldwide
  • Good selling titles are adopted into stock by leading wholesalers who currently hold around 3,000 Indian titles

Publishing requirements

Trade buyers must see key information when searching for your published book. Ticking off all of these points will ensure that your book can be found worldwide for anyone to order. Make sure that you send us:

  • A correct ISBN13
  • Full title and subtitle
  • Author’s name and publisher’s name
  • Publication date
  • Subject
  • Binding
  • Page count plus any illustrations or line drawings
  • A quality, high resolution front cover image, labelled only with the ISBN13
  • A good sized, clear barcode on the back cover
  • Description of the book’s contents
  • The author’s profile and background (if necessary)

Books We Publish

At Motilal Books, we have experience in helping a vast range of publishers get their work out there! We can help you publish:

  • Indian Culture Books
  • Indian History Books
  • Novels
  • Education Books
  • And much more!

Motilal Books are always maintaining active distribution channels. We carry all regularly selling titles in stock, order daily from our Delhi office and order weekly by airfreight from Delhi to London. As an Indian book publisher or UK publisher wishing to sell to India and Eastern Asia, we also work with English publishing from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and other surrounding countries, with delivery from each country to the UK once a month.

We cannot make retailers hold any book in stock. If they see publicity or widely read reviews, they will get a demand, and then they will stock, but only on sale or return. The more awareness, the more likely the sale. Always try to get reviews in UK media or at least the Indian media.

Remember, there are 5,000 new books in English published each week worldwide, on average.

Call 01727761677 or email [email protected] for all book publishing enquiries.