Sage to go regional, publish in regional languages

Sage to go regional, publish in regional languages


New Delhi: Sage India, publishers of books for professionals, academics and students in English will now be bringing out translated works using a co-publishing model with regional language publishers.

“This will address the paucity of content in regional languages," said Vivek Mehra, managing director and CEO of Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd.

At some point in the future Sage will look at original works too. He explained that in Marathi they already have a co-publishing arrangement with Diamond Publications of Pune. They released the first set, under the programme on 19September.

Stephen Barr, managing director of Sage Ltd and president of Sage International, said that the house is stressing on selling out programmes in regional languages. Making a deliberate attempt not to get into fiction, he sais that they would remain with academic books, high-level non fiction and textbooks.

According to Mehra, Sage entered into co-publishing arrangements in Tamil (with Vikatan Media Services Pvt Ltd., Chennai), Malayalam (DC Books, Kottayam), Hindi (Rawat Publications, Jaipur and Diamond Pocket Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi).