Star Publications Pvt Ltd was established in
1957 with a dedication to promote Indian books in India and outside
India at a small shop in old Delhi. To make available the books
at low prices, it started a series of low priced STAR POCKET BOOKS
in Hindi and Urdu, and within a period of just a few years, it
brought out over 1,000 titles under this series.
STAR also entered into overseas market by persuading
libraries and booksellers in some countries to procure and promote
Indian books, specially in Indian languages, for their regular
readers, and offered them several special services for simplifying
their procedures. With a meagre annual export figure of about
Rupees 43,000 in 1969-70, STAR has increased the same to over
Rupees 20 million in the year 1997-98.
STAR opened a very large showroom in the heart
of New Delhi and Old Delhi under the name and style of HINDI BOOK
CENTRE, with the exclusive purpose to make publications from all
over India available under one roof, and today this showroom is
the only Hindi book distributing centre in whole of Northern India.
STAR participates in most of the International
Bookfairs and also organizes from time to time, special exhibitions
of Indian Books in countries like China, Japan, Mauritius, South
Africa, Australia, London etc.
STAR brings out catalogues of books in various
languages and of various subjects, and has a very long mailing
list to mail such catalogues free of charge.
STAR has recently opened showroom in London (U.K.)
with a determination to promote and make available Indian publications
in Europe at very reasonable prices. It has also opened an associate
office in New York (USA) to keep a very close connection with
libraries and institutions in USA and CANADA.
STAR has the privilege of serving most prominent
libraries of the world like US Library of Congress in Washington
DC (USA ), British Library London (U.K.), State Library of Germany,
Shastri Indo - Canadian Institute in Canada, and many more such
institutions all over the world.
STAR has brought out a series of bilingual dictionaries
in more than 50 languages of Asia, East Europe, Africa and the
Middle East, and today these dictionaries are popular and available
at almost all bookshops of the world.
STAR started a printing and binding unit in 1995
with a purpose to print and supply to the leading publishers of
various countries, books of their specifications, at very low
cost, and today this unit is offering printing services at the
lowest possible cost to such publishers.
STAR has been playing a very prominent role through
its Directors and the Chairman by being in various Associations
and Federation of Booksellers and Publishers, and the Chairman
MR. AMAR VARMA is the Chairman of Export Marketing Council of
FEDERATION OF INDIAN PUBLISHERS.
STAR has a team of skilled and experienced directors
and staff, which is reaching new goals in the world of publishing
with a dedication.