New Delhi: Riding on popular superhero-like characters Shaktiman, Nagraj and Chacha Chaudhary, Indian comic books have come a long way. They are expected to grow by leaps and bounds into a Rs.300-400 crore industry in the next decade.
"The comic book industry is growing at a stable rate. Right now it is a Rs.50 crore to 100 crore market and I feel that in the next 10 years, it will be a Rs.300-400 crore industry," Karan Vir Arora of Vimanika, which has a turnover of Rs.4 crore, told IANS.
In India, about 200 comics are published in a year.
It is an exciting time for the industry, says Jatin Varma, founder of Twenty Onwards Media, and feels the annual event Comic Con India will help the industry grow and bring comics and the graphic art medium to a whole new generation of fans....more
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London: Penguin is set to launch a social network for teenaged bookworms called Spinebreakers, to keep them interested in reading. Penguin views Spinebreakers, the social network, as a crucial part of future-proofing the book industry. Spinebreakers, as a content website, already exists but does not have any tools which allow its users to communicate and interact about their shared pastime. Instead, it is a site where teenagers write about books...
04:42 PM, Oct 27, 2010