Om Books International (OBI), a 60-year-old company is one of the largest English-language trade publishers in the Indian subcontinent and has been a leading force in the Indian publishing and retail industry for several years.


Headquartered in Noida, OBI has published popular and literary fiction including best-selling titles like The Aladia Sisters and Two Mothers and Other Stories by Khalid Mohamed, Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu (Man Asian Literary Award, 2010), and The Kept Woman and Other Stories by Kamala Das, to name a few.


OBI has published, amongst other genres, several cinema-related titles  including Still Reading Khan by Mushtaq Shiekh; Shah Rukh Can by Mushtaq Shiekh; AR Rahman: The Spirit of Music, an authorised conversational biography by Nasreen Munni Kabir; I will Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey Of Aamir Khan by Christina Daniels; Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam: The Original Screenplay compiled by Dinesh Raheja & Jitendra Kothari; The Original Screenplays of Lage Raho Munna Bhai & 3 Idiots (in association with Vidhu Vinod Chopra Pvt Ltd) ; Bollywood in Posters by SMM Ausaja (shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Award 2010 for non-fiction), amongst others.  


OBI also publishes monographs on art and architecture and photo essays. Amongst its most outstanding photo essays are Delhi: Contrast and Confluence and Mumbai: Where Dreams Don’t Die, both by the renowned, award-winning photo-journalist Raghu Rai  in collaboration with William Dalrymple and Vir Sanghvi, respectively).


Other categories that feature prominently in OBI’s publishing list are fashion & lifestyle, biographies, narrative non-fiction, mind, body, spirit and cookery.


OBI’s children’s imprint OmKidz has a very varied publishing list: Early Learning, Baby Record Books, Workbooks, Graded Readers, Reference Books, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Brain Teasers, Picture Storybooks, Large Print, Indian Epics, Illustrated Classics, Comics, Graphic Novels, and more. 


Most of OBI’s books have won national awards from the prestigious Federation of Indian Publishers, and accolades for the design and content of their books. OBI has a stellar line-up of Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winners: Vikas Khanna, Maria Goretti, Michael Swamy, Shazia Khan, Aditya Mehendale, Saransh Goila and Radha Bhatia.


With 1500 titles in print, and several more in the pipeline, Om Books International has co-editions of its titles in over 28 languages.