Bloomsbury is expanding internationally, with the launch of Bloomsbury India today (21st September).
The New Delhi-based company will publish both Indian and international authors, in fiction and non-fiction.
In November 2012, it will release the first Wisden India Cricketers' Almanack 2012, which will be followed in December by Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan by William Dalrymple, whose previous book Nine Lives was a number one bestseller in India, according to the publisher.
As well as publishing a range of Indian and South Asian writers, Bloomsbury's big names such as J K Rowling and Margaret Atwood will also be published there. Bloomsbury India will also distribute UK and US imprints, including Arden Shakespeare, alongside an academic list focused on business, economics and management.
Nigel Newton, Bloomsbury c.e.o., said: "I am thrilled that Bloomsbury's long-term values of publishing books of excellence and originality will find expression from our office in Delhi. India represents an enticing place for an international publisher with its huge and highly educated population of English readers—probably more of the book-buying demographic than that of the UK, USA and Canada combined."
Rajiv Beri, Bloomsbury India m.d. said: "We are delighted to launch Bloomsbury India and look forward to continuing the Bloomsbury tradition of meaningful and quality publishing.
"It's going to be an exciting journey."