Mehta Publishing House is the largest Marathi language publisher in India. Founded in the year 1976 by Mr. Anil Mehta, Mehta Publishing house began publishing books in October 1976 with Malavarchi Maina, a collection of short stories by Dr. Anand Yadav, being the first in the list. Celebrating its thirty-eighth year in 2014, the company now publishes more than 150 new titles every year, 300 reprints and has an active backlist of over 3000 titles. Known for its strong fiction and narrative non-fiction list, Mehta Publishing House publishes across virtually every segment including Biography, Travel, Business, Politics, History, Religion and Philosophy, Lifestyle, Cookery, Health and Fitness, Sports and Leisure, e-Books and even Children's books.
With the initial publishing of only Marathi titles, Mehta Publishing House started publishing the Marathi translations of books from all genres from other Indian languages like Bengali, Hindi, Kannada and Gujarati along with English. Apart from these, we have also published the English as well as Marathi translations of original writings in Korean as well as Japanese languages.
Apart from being the trendsetters in Marathi, Mehta Publishing House has recently forayed into the publishing of English books with initial 40 titles across various genres like Biographies, Self Help, Motivational, Cooking, Health and Fitness, Humor, Lifestyle, Fiction, relationships etc.
Mehta Publishing House's Marathi authors includes names like Ranjit Desai, Shivaji Sawant, V.S. Khandekar, V.P. Kale, Anand Yadav, Vishwas Patil, Shanta Shelke, Shankar Patil, D.M. Mirasdar, Ratnakar Matkari, V. Madgulkar etc. enlightening our list. In addition to this, our Non-Marathi author list reads like a who's who of Indian writing with the names like Arun Shourie, Nani Palkhiwala, Kiran Bedi, Sudha Murthy, Taslima Nasreen, Jaswant Singh, Alistair MacLean, Osho, Deborah Ellis, Dan Brown and Robin Cook to name a few.
Post the joining of our current CEO, Mr. Sunil Mehta, since 1986, the company has now taken a leap forward in the substantial expansion in the book list of translated books from English besides the usual original work. In addition to this, the SAARC editions for the above books have also been published. Mr. Sunil Mehta is perhaps one of the earliest and youngest publishers in Marathi publishing fraternity, who have been contemplating e-Book publishing. He was the only publisher selected for representing the Marathi Publishing fraternity in the NORLA Seminar held in Oslo in September 2012 which was organized with a primary aim to promote the Norwegian literature to other countries coupled with cross cultural exchange of ideas into publishing.
In addition to the above, Mehta Publishing House is the receiver of Sahitya Akademi Award & Marathi Sahitya Parishad Award. We have won an award for the Excellence in Book Production by The Federation of Indian Publishers. We have been felicitated by the Pune Municipal Corporation in 1991 for our tremendous contributions in Marathi literature. Mehta Publishing House is also a receiver of the Distinguished Publisher Award for 96-97 from The Federation of Indian Publishers. We are also the recepients of the "V.P. Bhagwat Award" in 1996-97 which is the most prestigious award in the Marathi book publishing. Our founder CEO, Mr. Anil Mehta has served as the Ex-President of Marathi Prakashak Parishad along with being the Ex-Vice President (West) Federation of Indian Publishers. The Third generation of the family Mr. Akhil Mehta, S/O Mr. Sunil Mehta is already taking keen interest in the book trade and has been influential in providing some out of the box ideas for increased reach of our books to the audience across the globe.
Apart from these we have been instrumental in arranging lectures of well-known personalities like Arun Shourie, Sudha Murthy, Nani Palkhiwala, Kiran Bedi, N. K. Singh, Anita Bose etc. in different parts of Maharashtra. We are also known for keeping best relations with Authors & helping upcoming booksellers by maintaining a transparent work culture.
Mehta Publishing House's biggest publishing initiatives in the recent past include the launch of its e-Books Publishing programme in 2013 available for direct online download of our various Marathi as well as English titles for reader all across the world through our website mehtapublishinghouse at no extra cost. All of these e-Books are genuine and original and are readable in Adobe Digital Edition for enhanced reading not only on laptops and personal computers but also on all android phones, tablets and Apple devices.
Mehta Publishing House has the strongest online presence of any Marathi publisher, with a very strong following on social networking sites, its website and a robust book-club. We have a strong following on Facebook, Blogger, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Apart from these, Mehta Publishing House books can also be bought through various online marketing sites like Flipkart.com, Amazon.com, Bookadda.com, Infibeam.com and Friendslibrary.com to name a few.
Mehta Publishing House has the highest recall value among readers and booklovers not only in India but all across the world; its books outnumber all others consistently in the weekly bestseller list as compared to other Marathi book publishers across the country.
Mehta Publishing House branches
In addition to the company's magnificent head office at Sadashiv Peth, Pune comprising of a talented staff of over 68 skilled and unskilled personnel; Mehta Publishing House also has a sister concern in Kolhapur, by the name "Mehta Book Sellers" located at Bhausingji Road, Kolhapur. Our latest addition to the Mehta family is a new stationary and book store by the name of WORDPOWER in Belgaum, Kolhapur & Aurangabad