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.
The Hindu and Outlook Magazine have often referred to Writer's Side as India's premier agency. Publishing Perspectives, a leading trade journal for the international book publishing industry, singled me out as the only agent making an impact in India. I've been called "a Y-Brigade innovator" by the Sunday Tribune, "a top dealmaker" by TheNewsMinute, "a key player in Indian publishing" by Business Insider and the Hindustan Times, South Asia's "top literary agent" by Asian Age, Dainik Bhaskar Post, Swarajya and the Quint and both an "intrepid literary agent" and "a key player in Indian publishing" in the Times of India. The Foreword has described me as a redoubtable, no-nonsense agent, while The Pioneer has dubbed me the most successful agent in South Asia and "the one person who is changing the course of authorship in India." Print Week India has credited me with popularizing the role of the agent in India. As I represent more than 25 authors from Pakistan, I have been covered extensively in Pakistani mainstream media as well. I have been interviewed by The News on Sunday and The Friday Times.
I have also been written about in the New York Times, The Indian Express, Statesman, Mail Today, Metro Now, DNA Me, HT City, Outlook India, The Hindu Literary Supplement ( featured in the cover story), The Telegraph, Midday, 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.