Penguin India Acquires The Publishing Assets Of Duckbill

The Duckbill brand will be published within Penguin Random House India’s children’s publishing group division. Duckbill Books is a leading independent publisher of books and digital products for children and teens.

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Penguin Random House India recently announced that it has acquired the book-publishing assets of Duckbill Books that includes titles and its backlist of non-fiction and fiction books across a broad range of categories. The Duckbill brand will be published within Penguin Random House India’s children’s publishing group division. Duckbill Books is a leading independent publisher of books and digital products for children and teens. 

Duckbill is a young and much-awarded publishing house run by Sayoni Basu and Anushka Ravishankar. Established in 2012, it was recently awarded the coveted position of ‘Publisher of the Year 2019’ at the Publishing Next awards. With a close-knit editorial team paying personalised attention, the publishing house has built great brand resonance in children’s publishing and in this time has published some popular titles and series of books. Many of their books have won several national and international awards, including South Asian Book Award, the Crossword Book Award, the Neev Award, the ComicCon Award, Peekabook, the FICCI Publishing Awards and many others. It was also shortlisted for the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards in 2015. Some of their bestselling books are Moin and the Monster by Anushka Ravishankar, Queen of Ice by Devika Rangachari, Timmi in Tangles by Shals Mahajan, Year of the Weeds by Siddhartha Sarma and Akbar and the Tricky Traitor by Natasha Sharma, to name a few.

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Talking about the same, CEO of Penguin Random House India Gaurav Shrinagesh said, 

‘We are so excited to bring in Duckbill into the Penguin Random House India family. It is a true value add of acquisition and we are looking forward to taking the wonderful world of storytelling that Duckbill team has built to a wider audience. Children’s publishing is one of our biggest assets, and as a company, we would like to bring in good literary work that establishes new readers, generation after generation.’

With this development, Penguin Random House India will have two exclusive imprints to publish books for children— Puffin and Duckbill. Duckbill’s publisher and co-founder Sayoni Basu will come on board the company as Consulting Editor and will continue publishing creative and award-winning works with Sohini and her team.

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