Roli Books offers families to create personal histories
New Delhi, Dec 10: Roli Books is embarking on an ambitious project on completion of its 40th anniversary whereby it is offering families to create their personal histories, both in terms of printed books and on digital platform .
Work on two or three books in the series has started and discussions on more are in progress.
“These are books that we start work on only after receiving the commission from the families. It’s not necessary that the families are well-known. Whoever wants his family history recorded can approach us,” says Pramod Kapoor, founder-publisher of Roli Books.
The publishing house will provide research, editorial, design and production expertise to create the books.
Looking back at the 40-year journey, Kapoor says he wanted to be a publisher from the time he was in school and started Roli Books when he was barely 25 with a hired desk and a part-time assistant.
Among the achievements in his publishing life, he mentions bringing out primary school textbooks in colour; art and illustrated books using Indian authors, photographers and designers but printing them overseas to get international standard of production; and launching innovative retail store CMYK which now has nine branches throughout India.
Roli Books was formed on November 14, 1978 under a strategic alliance with MacGraw-Hill FEP Singapore.