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Jaya Bhattacharji Rose

Jaya Bhattacharji Rose is an international publishing consultant working with the publishing industry since the early 1990s. She has worked with literary magazines, independent presses, feminist presses, multi-national firms, and academic journals. She has written reports on the publishing industry in India for the Publisher’s Association UK, Canada Livre Books, and the ELT report for the British Council of India. She was invited by the Australia Council for the Arts to participate in the Visiting International Publishers Delegation 2019. The projects range from specially commissioned strategic papers, in-depth reports and analysis to social media strategy; offering professional expertise on publishing to individuals, firms and start-ups; and curation of literary events. Her blog has received more than 6.4 m visitors; some of the authors she has interviewed include Charlotte Wood, Markus Zusak, Lord Jeffrey Archer, Kamila Shamsie, Cornelia Funke, Namita Gokhale, Vivek Shanbhag, Eka Kurniawan, Michael Bhaskar, Daisy Rockwell, Chitra Bannerjee Divarkurni, Maha Khan Phillips, and Randa Abdel-Fattah. Her columns on the business of publishing include Bibliobibuli (Times of India online), and previously PubSpeak (BusinessWorld online) and Literati (The Hindu Literary Supplement). She has extensive corporate editorial experience including stints with Zubaan, Routledge, and Puffin. She also mentors authors, evaluates and edits manuscripts and does one-to-one sessions with authors. Email: jayabhattacharjirose1 at gmail dot com

Her articles, interviews, comments and book reviews have also appeared in Frontline, The Book Review, DNA, Outlook, The Hoot, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Brunch, Scroll, Bookwitty.com, LOGOS, BusinessWorld, Housecalls, The Muse, Kitaabnama (Doordarshan), The Guardian, BBC Radio, Radio France and The Independent. Currently she is also Member, Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for Master of Writing and Publishing, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.