Friday, June 29, 2012

Frankfurt Fellowship 2012

Here's the list of publishers accepted to the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme for International Publishers 2012 including our Commissioning Editor Manasi Subramaniam!

The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme takes place from September 30th to October 14th in 2012. The schedule includes visits to publishing houses and meeting with publishing professionals in Frankfurt, Cologne and Berlin. In the process, participants will not only learn about the unique characteristics of the German book market, but also report on recent market developments in their own countries. The programme’s highlight is the participation in the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 10th to 14th.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Karadi Tales on the iPad

We are proud and thrilled to announce the launch of our first ever digital application for the iPad, Krishna's Conquests! The app can be downloaded from the iTunes app store here. This isn't the last, so watch out for more!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

English textbooks get an Indian makeover

In the Deccan Chronicle, an article on English textbooks in India says:

Many schools have now replaced Aesop’s fables with Karadi Tales or Panchatantra Stories. Manasi Subramaniam, Commissioning Editor of Karadi Tales says, “We at Karadi Tales run a course curriculum for schools as a part of the English language course. I think it is a great move that Indian writing has been introduced in English textbooks. It’s high time our homegrown writers are given the right platform. However, we can’t get rid of what is tried and tested. A balanced curriculum is the need of the hour.”

Read the entire story here!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Frankfurt Fellowship!

Karadi Tales is delighted to announce that our Commissioning Editor, Manasi Subramaniam, has been chosen for the  prestigious Frankfurt Fellowship Programme. Chosen from applicants from all over the world, she will be a part of a programme  that focuses on information exchange, professional dialogue and the creation of networks between international publishers. The Programme provides an insight into the German book world and brings the Fellows to important centres of German publishing. Publishing professionals provide an overview of the German book market and pass their international career experiences on to the Fellows. 

The Fellowship group (approximately 15 persons) includes people from all parts of the world, and in the 2 weeks spent together, the fellows learn about each participant's market and gain from each other’s experience. The Fellowship begins culminates with the Frankfurt Book Fair.

This is really fantastic news  for Karadi Tales because not only have we been a part of Frankfurt’s Invitation Programme, now this is an additional testimony that we are a very serious consideration in the international book business. 

Shobha Viswanath and Manasi Subramaniam at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2011

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Aesop turns into Karadi, schoolbooks go Indian

In Times of India, an article on a new generation of schoolbooks for Indian kids says:

In many schools Aesop’s Fables have been replaced with Karadi Tales or Panchatantra Stories, and Harry Potter with adventurous Indian boys and girls out on a limb and a prayer. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had last year recommended a reading list of books by Indian authors for students from Classes 5 to 12. 

Read the entire article here!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hear That Book!

In Mint, an article on audiobooks says:

Karadi Tales Company, one of the earliest publishers in India to venture into the commercial audiobook space for children, has created a niche in the industry by bringing in actors, film directors and lyricists, such as Naseeruddin Shah, Nandita Das, Shekhar Kapur, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani and Gulzar.

Read the entire piece here!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Animal Love

Illustrator Malavika P. C. talks about her life, her work, and, of course, her books for Karadi Tales in this great interview on Blouin Artinfo. She says:

Working with Karadi Tales and Blaft have been the turning points in developing my art. The freedom, madness, imagination and skill that were required to accompany these publications gave me one challenge after another in order to work and explore. It continues to do so. Illustrating for Karadi Tales gave me the space to go back and look at the world with my memories of being a child and then creating a world I would like children to see. 

Read the whole piece here!

Malavika has illustrated 6 titles for Karadi Tales - The Monkeys and the Capseller, the four Mouse Stories, and the soon-to-be-released space adventure, InterGalactic Idol!