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The hallmark of a good and successful publisher is their ability to take the publishing process from start to finish. To be able to publish, print, market, sell and promote a book. And also to ensure that talent is nurtured, remuneration is made on time and above all to develop and to co-create their publishing programme in consultation with the public. DC Books can confidently say that every one of these aspects is part of its publishing process. Our list of illustrious authors who have stayed with us for decades includes almost all writers from Kerala including Vaikom Muhammed Basheer, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, SK Pottekkat, OV Vijayan, Kamala Das, ONV Kurup, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Paul Zachriah, MT Vasudevan Nair, M Mukundan. Many of the books written by our first time authors have become best sellers. Many of our books have been translated into different languages travelling across regional and national boundaries. Books like ‘Autobiography of a Nun’ by Sr. Jesme and ‘Autobiography of a Sex Worker’ by Nalini Jameela have got media attention both in India and abroad. These books have also been published by renowned publishers like Acte Sud of France and Penguin India. We co-publish with prestigious publishing houses such as Sage, Scholastic, HarperCollins and Mahatma Gandhi University to name a few.

Our strong editorial culture with attention to detail has ensured that our books always feature in the bestseller list. We continuously innovate in publishing and retailing. We also nurture new talent and new formations. Excellent printing and production have won us several Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) awards. In fact to date DC Books has bagged the maximum number of awards for book production from FIP, New Delhi.