Depot Self Publishing is a boon to first-time writers

With the Internet and the blogosphere, publishing is not as scary as it used to be. However, if you would like to see your work in a physical format, and do not know how exactly to go about it, help is at hand with Depot Self Publishing.

Depot, the retail arm of Pantaloon India, selling books, music, gifts and stationery has decided on this strategy “to encourage people to publish their work,” according to Preeti Vyas, Business Head, Depot.

Elaborating Preeti says: “Depot has an exclusive catalogue where the publishing houses are doing work exclusively and books sold only out of Depot outlets. This gives us a strong background and base work that is ready. In India with 27 languages and different cultures; we have numerous people who love writing and the struggle is to get a publisher. So this was a perfect opportunity for us as we have an end-to-end solution — from publishing backend and modern retails front-end. And that is not all. According to Preeti, “Depot offers you the retail platform to have a grand book launch.” And in case you are wondering, Depot will publish in all genres from fiction and non fiction to cookbooks and coffee table books. Books can be published in different sizes — 5.5” x 8.5”, 7” x 9” and 8.5” x 11”. Preeti says the cost will “depend on the number of pages, number of copies and the size of the book. A book of around 300 pages in novel format would cost about Rs.14,000 for 25 copies.” For further information log on to