Top Traditional Publishing Houses in India

Hey there! So, you are a future best-selling author? 
No, I am not sugar-coating to keep you hooked to this blog, but being super optimistic. Isn't it one of the ways to succeed in life? Bang on!
So, I am here to present you with the top publishing houses of India! These publishing houses will let you publish your book without charging you anything! Yes, because these are the traditional publishing houses.
Now, what's a traditional publishing house?
Simply put- a traditional publishing house publishes and most probably promotes your book without taking a single penny from you. Of course it has some interest too, and that is to take a share from your royalty. Now how much is the share, depends entirely on the publishing house. It can be 5% to even 80%, but don't worry that shouldn't be an obstacle to your writing career!

So, before we start let me give you a few tips as you are going to need those really soon-
  • Never ever send full manuscript to anywhere
  • Before you submit a proposal go through the guidelines of the respective publishing houses as they differ from one another
  • However, it is advisable to keep a few things ready like synopsis, a few sample chapters (at least three), & author bio. More or less, all publishing houses require those!
  • Make sure your content is polished- edited, grammatically correct, and the fonts are convenient to read (If no guidelines given or confused, go for Times New Roman Pt. 11 or 12)

Now that you are ready, let me present the much-awaited list of the top traditional publishing houses of India!

Top Traditional Publishing Houses in India

1. Penguins Random House India

Good news for you! You can directly submit to one of the most famous Publishing Houses of India or, even in the world!

Just visit their Publish with Us Page and do the submission based on the category of your book (children or adult).

2. Harper Collins Publishers India

If you are an avid reader you already know the glory of getting published under this publishing house. While things are sometimes a bit over-hyped, there are always advantages to publish your book through a traditional publishing house.

And once ready, simply mail them your proposal:

3. Jaico Publishing House

Jaico has been quite an old publishing house and has published the works of the famous authors like Robin Sharma, Devdutt Pattanaik, even Stephen Hawking. 

Download there book submission form here.
Know more about their book submission rules here.

4. Srishti Publishers

Starting from Durjoy Dutta to Novoneel Chakraborty- Srishti publishers has been the debut publishing house for many of the best-selling Indian authors. If you are going to publish your novel for the first time, then definitely you should consider them, because all they search for is- pure talent!

Read their submission guidelines here.
And simply email your proposal to!

5. Hachette India
Hachette India is one of the well-known traditional publishing houses of India that publishes a diverse range of genres- both in fiction & non-fiction.

Read their submission guidelines here.

6. Bloomsburry India
Bloomsburry India has been publishing since 2012 and is a good fit for the debut authors. They publish both fiction & non-fiction.

Know more about their submission guidelines here.
You can submit your publishing proposal to them here.

& yes, that's it! If you are wondering why the list is so small, the answer is- to guide you to the right path and save your precious time. Good luck!


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