Turned On By Indian Books is one from The Times Of India on the choice of India as the guest of honour at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in October 2006. The book fair at Frankfurt is the most prestigious book event in the world. And, India is the only country to be conferred this honour twice in a span of 20 years, the last being in 1986.
India has truly arrived on the world publishing stage. There are about 16,000 publishers in the country producing an estimated 70,000 titles every year. The annual turnover of the industry is estimated at Rs 700 crore. A good 40% of the titles are in English, making India the largest producer of books in the English language after the UK and the US.