Publishers are providing readers and learners access to a plethora of free (and affordable) resources. In India international publishers are using the technology and resources at our disposal to make books (articles, chapters, libraries, animations) available for knowledge or pleasure, education or (re)skilling. All Covid-19 research from Association of Publishers in India (API) members is freely available and can be accessed easily on www.publishing.org.in
Publishers are also actively reaching out to our community of learners, researchers, educators and readers to provide additional support in the form of resources, easy tips, webinars, community support, etc. so that they can function effectively from home to teach students or aid research/ creative writing even when educational institutors at all levels remain indefinitely shut. We continue to do all this responsibly, while protecting the copyright of our authors, crediting them for their contributions and advocating for copyright protection.
Nitasha Devasar, President, API emphasizes: “The role of books (print or digital) and of Publishers has never been so vital or explicit as during this crisis. Publishers have innovatively, creatively and empathetically responded to the needs of readers, educators, researchers and India at large. With the right support the publishing community can make a positive and tangible difference to our world.”