23 December 2015: HarperCollins Publishers India to exclusively distribute Lonely Planet India, in a move which will see it strengthen its position in one of the largest book markets in the world.
“We are very pleased to partner with Harper Collins India as our exclusive distributor for the Indian subcontinent. Lonely Planet’s authentic travel content including travel guides, gift and reference and children’s books are a good fit for our new customers as well as for our current trade customers in the bookselling community. Our association with Harper Collins will scale up awareness, sales and distribution of Lonely Planet titles” says Mr. Sesh Seshadri, Director and General Manager, Lonely Planet India Pvt. Ltd.
Ananth Padmanabhan, C E O, HarperCollins India said: “Lonely Planet guides have been constant companions in our travels and have made innumerous holidays stress free and memorable. We at HarperCollins are immensely excited to be working with them in bringing to the Indian traveller a greater range of travel guides and books’’.
The new arrangement will begin in January 2016.