Book Proposal Workshop – how to publish a book in India

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How to publish a book in India? That is one of the most difficult questions for a first-time author. Especially if you want to steer away from self-publishing, and want to get your work published with a reputed traditional Publisher. A reputed traditional Publisher includes the big five  (in the US these are Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster) but there are many others including Bloomsbury, Aleph, Roli and many more. 

To get your book published in India with any of these publishers, the first step is a book proposal. Your book proposal is your pitch to a publisher, or a literary agent. That proposal has three main parts, and some complexity. Understanding how to create the best pitch for your book can be the difference between your book getting an opening print run of 3000 copies, or sitting in your desk forever.

This Book proposal Workshop will guide you on how to pitch your book in the best way possible.

Shreya Punj leads this Book proposal  workshop.  

Shreya is a commissioning editor at Penguin Random House India. Before this, she commissioned books at HarperCollins Publishers India and was also the Associate Editor at Times Internet.

An engineer by training, she switched to Mass Comm. and Journalism for her post-graduation.

She has worked with authors like Shweta Bachchan-Nanda, MissMalini, Shivesh Bhatia, Varun Duggirala, Sarbpreet Singh, Vivaan Shah, and many more.

Shreya has been in the Publishing industry since 2015, and offers deep knowledge and insights into the publishing world. 

Book Proposal Workshop

Shreya Punj

What will the Book proposal Workshop cover?

  • An overview of the publishing industry in India
  • Understanding of the publishing process from acquisition to release
  • What is a book pitch (or proposal) and why is it important? 
  • The various parts of a book proposal, their importance and common mistakes one needs to avoid
  • How can you reach out to an agent or an editor?
  • We close with a Q & A

Note: Shreya will not be giving feedback on individual proposals, but will answer general questions of interest to all.


When: 18 December, 10 AM to 1 PM (IST) .

Where:  Online (This program is hosted by the Himalayan Writing Retreat, which is rated 5-star on both Google and Facebook.)

How much : INR 2,500  (includes taxes). Click here for our Cancellation Policy. 

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