Tota Books is the new children’s books imprint of Full Circle Publishing, a major and established Indian publisher. Tota Books published its first titles in 2014, concentrating primarily on picture books, which focus on high-quality illustrations and carefully edited texts. The books aim at a wide audience, while proposing young and new illustrators’ and authors’ voices. This new and ambitious list has already been a success in India, and will quickly grow in the coming years, particularly in fiction.
With this imprint, we aim to bring to the Indian market fresh, happy writing that will encourage children along their journey into the world of books that we so love. It also enables Full Circle to focus its expertise and resources on the ever-growing audience of younger readers.
In its first year, it has published nine books, starting with ‘The Making of Dog,’ authored by Priya Sawhney and ‘Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth’ by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes. We have also commissioned translation works of award-winning children's books from the French to English with renowned publishing houses.
Priyanka Malhotra, Editorial Director of Tota Books, is a young and successful entrepreneur heading two of India’s prominent independent publishing houses including Hind Pocket Books and Full Circle Publishing. An Alumnus of London College of Printing & the London School of Economics, Priyanka took charge of the family business at a very young age.
She is successfully developing a strong line of literary fiction alongside managing the growth of the over 50-year-old pioneering paperback publishing house, Hind Pocket Books.
Her latest venture is a product of her passion and interest in children’s literature, the launch of Full Circle Publishing’s children’s imprint, Tota Books. Launched in March 2014, Tota Books aims to bring to the Indian market fresh, happy writing that will encourage little ones on their journey as they discover the world of books we so love. This new imprint enables Full Circle Publishing to focus its expertise and resources on the ever-growing audience of younger readers.
Tota Books have published nine books so far, including ‘Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth’ by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes and ‘The Making of Dog’ by Priya Sawhney.