Star Publications Pvt Ltd was established in 1957 with a dedication to promote Indian books in India and outside India at a small shop in old Delhi. To make available the books at low prices, it started a series of low priced STAR POCKET BOOKS in Hindi and Urdu, and within a period of just a few years, it brought out over 1,000 titles under this series.
STAR also entered into overseas market by persuading libraries and booksellers in some countries to procure and promote Indian books, specially in Indian languages, for their regular readers, and offered them several special services for simplifying their procedures. With a meagre annual export figure of about Rupees 43,000 in 1969-70, STAR has increased the same to over Rupees 20 million in the year 1997-98.
STAR opened a very large showroom in the heart of New Delhi and Old Delhi under the name and style of HINDI BOOK CENTRE, with the exclusive purpose to make publications from all over India available under one roof, and today this showroom is the only Hindi book distributing centre in whole of Northern India.
STAR participates in most of the International Bookfairs and also organizes from time to time, special exhibitions of Indian Books in countries like China, Japan, Mauritius, South Africa, Australia, London etc.
STAR brings out catalogues of books in various languages and of various subjects, and has a very long mailing list to mail such catalogues free of charge.
STAR has recently opened showroom in London (U.K.) with a determination to promote and make available Indian publications in Europe at very reasonable prices. It has also opened an associate office in New York (USA) to keep a very close connection with libraries and institutions in USA and CANADA.
STAR has the privilege of serving most prominent libraries of the world like US Library of Congress in Washington DC (USA ), British Library London (U.K.), State Library of Germany, Shastri Indo – Canadian Institute in Canada, and many more such institutions all over the world.
STAR has brought out a series of bilingual dictionaries in more than 50 languages of Asia, East Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and today these dictionaries are popular and available at almost all bookshops of the world.
STAR started a printing and binding unit in 1995 with a purpose to print and supply to the leading publishers of various countries, books of their specifications, at very low cost, and today this unit is offering printing services at the lowest possible cost to such publishers.
STAR has been playing a very prominent role through its Directors and the Chairman by being in various Associations and Federation of Booksellers and Publishers, and the Chairman MR. AMAR VARMA is the Chairman of Export Marketing Council of FEDERATION OF INDIAN PUBLISHERS.
STAR has a team of skilled and experienced directors and staff, which is reaching new goals in the world of publishing with a dedication.