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Listed by The Hindu and Outlook Magazine as India’s premier agency, Writer’s Side is by far the largest and most successful agency in South Asia. In the short time since our launch, we have placed over 500 books (across the spectrum of genres) with major and reputed publishers. We are known for the speed at which we move things along, the personal care and attention given to every author, and fair and transparent dealings. We also have a separate editorial department for authors who wish to get a market-savvy and expert assessment of their works. We have a success rate of over 95% and specialise in first-time authors.
We have a strong professional relationship with the following publishers: Penguin Books India, Random House India ( Ebury Press and Vintage India), HarperCollins India, Picador India, Pan MacMillan India, Hachette India, Hay House India, Simon and Schuster India, Times Group Books (Times of India), Rupa and Co., The Aleph Book Company,Om Books International, Grey Oak Pvt. Ltd., Westland/Tranquebar Press, Popular Prakshan Pvt. Ltd., Niyogi Books, Alchemy Publishers, Business World Books (Anand Bazaar Patrika), Oxford University Press, Sage Books, Pearson India, Zubaan Books, Speaking Tiger, Juggernaut and many more…
I am 33 years old and I am by far the youngest agent working in South Asia. In 2009, I was the youngest author on the long-list of the Man Asian Literary Prize for my novel History Of Hate.
But it is as an agent that I have found greater success. I have been written about in the New York Times, Business Standard, The Indian Express, Statesman, Mail Today, Metro Now, DNA Me, HT City, Outlook India, The Sunday Guardian, The Hindu, Tehelka, The Hindu Literary Supplement ( featured in the cover story), The Telegraph, Midday, The Asian Age, Outlook Mumbai, Time Out ( All Editions), The Daily Star ( Bangladesh), The Daily Times ( Pakistan) and many other leading papers and journals. I have been on newswire twice - once at the time of my book release, and the second time when I surprised everyone by getting four publishers to make offers on a 15-year old’s manuscript on the basis of just three chapters!
Since then, I've discovered great new voices such as Anees Salim (Crossword and the Hindu Book Prize winner), Danish Rana (Tata Litfest Live winner), Siddhartha Gigoo (Commonwealth Prize winner), Navneet Jagannathan (Shortlisted for Shakti Bhatt), in addition to representing several other successful authors of national and international repute from South Asia and all over the world.