Hachette India is the Indian arm of Hachette UK, which is made up of companies like Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, John Murray Press, Quercus, Little, Brown, Orion, Hachette Children’s Books and Octopus, with legendary and award-winning imprints like John Murray, Gollancz, Orbit, Hodder, Maclehose Press, Virago, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, etc., and bestselling brands like Enid Blyton, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Stephen Hawking, Donna Tartt, Malala Yousafzai, Sachin Tendulkar, John Grisham, Stephen King, Asterix, Shantaram, Nicholas Sparks, Mitch Albom, Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead, Malcolm Gladwell, Neil Gaiman, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Leigh Bardugo, Trevor Noah, Jodi Picoult, Alexander McCall Smith, Philip K. Dick and many more.
Hachette India commenced operations in 2008 and began its local publishing programme in May 2009 with Amit Varma’s My Friend Sancho, the highest selling fiction debut of the year. The Children’s books division got off to a great start as well with the bestselling The Mahatma and the Monkeys. Hachette India publishes a wide array of books ranging from general, literary and commercial fiction, children’s and reference books – like the country’s first Yearbook and Infopedia for Children – as well as non-fiction, covering memoirs, self-help, travel, history, business, popular culture, lifestyle and sport. Over the years, a spate of bestselling and critically acclaimed authors have been published including Indra Nooyi, Viswanathan Anand, Roopa Pai, Anuradha Roy, Manjula Padmanabhan, S.B. Divya, Chef Ritu Dalmia, Mridula Ramesh, Rasheed Kidwai, Tavleen Singh, Archana Garodia Gupta, Vivek Menon, to name a few.