TERI Press, the publishing arm of TERI, is an independent publishing house in its own right based in New Delhi, India. Best known for its titles in the areas of environment, energy, and sustainable development, TERI Press is committed to publishing high quality works at all levels—from Children books to higher education and magazines to journals.
It is committed to publishing the best-quality books, and has received both national and international recognition for its versatility and efficiency. TERI Press has gone from strength to strength. Enhancing its capacities has gained prominence over the past few years, as new, experimental forms of publications, such as non-fiction knowledge books under the imprint of Terrapin for children on environment issues, have made their presence felt. At TERI, we arrived at the unanimous conclusion that sensitizing the people, using a powerful medium,hence we brought Audio visuals which have larger impact in sensitizing people
TERI Press is eager to consider proposals for new books. Our biggest
endeavour is to promote indigenous scholarship, and to bring Indian
and South Asian scholars and their works to the international academic
TERI Press has built a strong marketing network that can maximize
the sales potential of a book. Our effort is to combine the knowledge
about the content and understanding of the long-term publishing
needs to produce a book that satisfies the market and reflects the
author's enthusiasm and expertise. The production editors take every
care to ensure error-free production of each title. Using the latest
technology available, our books are produced efficiently and quickly.
Our dissemination services rely on a continuously updated database
and contact management system to ensure that the publications reach
the right audience.
The TERI Press team of dedicated writers, copy-editors, designers,
graphic artists, production supervisors, and dissemination experts
place great emphasis on quality, adhering to a stringent set of
TERI Press also undertakes turn-key publishing
assignments in technical writing and editing, document designing
and electronic publishing.
What TERI Press can do
If you have an idea for a publication and supply content, we can
organize the content from several sources into
a cohesive document tailored for a defined audience and purpose.
If you already have the content prepared for a single document,
we can edit the matter for spelling, grammar, punctuation,
usage, and style.
If you give us edited content, we can design a
layout for it and format the content into a document ready for printing.
If you plan to undertake some of these jobs in-house, we can
train your staff in technical writing and editing, document
designing, and electronic publishing.
If you have printed material for dissemination, we can distribute
copies to a sector-specific readership drawn from our database within
the broad area of energy, the environment, and sustainable development
to extend your reach.
‘Made to order’
Annual reports, newsletters, publicity literature, manuals, brochures
highlighting social work—many organizations publish far more
than they realize. And very often it shows. TERI has been publishing
for more than two decades and should like other organizations to
share its expertise. Most research institutes, for example, lack
a separate publications unit and expect professional researchers
to take on the job of publishing as an additional responsibility.
Other organizations may have a one-time need to publish. TERI Press
has successfully collaborated with such organizations in turning
raw materials into finished documents on a turnkey basis.
Editorial scrutiny in TERI Press goes well beyond spelling and grammar:
our editors will not only change ‘dispose off’ to ‘dispose
of’ and ‘despatch’ to ‘dispatch’ but
will want to know why an author has switched mid-stream from ‘centre’
to ‘center’, whether the population being quoted for
Uttar Pradesh excludes that of Uttaranchal, and how it is that segment
A of a pie chart is shown larger than segment B when the data in
an accompanying table show just the opposite. And they will notice
if a hyphen has been made to do the job of a proper minus sign.
What use is a perfectly edited document if its design fails simple
tests of usability? Designers in TERI Press are aware that lines
of text longer than 65–70 characters are harder to read (readers
frequently miss a line or come back to the same line again), that
Arial and Times Roman are best avoided if the text contains e-mail
addresses (readers may mistake the numeral one for a capital ‘I’
or small ‘l’), and that smooth, coated papers are useless
for forms because they are so difficult to write on. Attention to
such details ensures a usable document but visualizers in TERI Press
go beyond mere usability to produce designs that give each document
or a series of documents a unique – and appropriate –
‘look and feel’ through the use of photographs, drawings
and paintings, and typography.
Training at TERI seeks to empower: we believe that desktop publishing
is a powerful communication tool, and that a little training goes
a long way in helping users publish more effective documents. Our
workshops are oversubscribed, and our staff often invited to share
their experience of running an efficient in-house publishing service.
We use ‘live’ training material (taken from jobs currently
in hand) and schedule one-to-one coaching sessions to supplement
lectures and demonstrations. And we always point the participants
in our workshops to easily available Internet resources so that
they can continue to learn on the job after going back.
Disseminating information is a part of TERI’s charter. Often,
the organization’s commitment to building awareness demands
that we distribute
some of our publications at no charge—which makes us all the
more careful about being on target. Need to contact key individuals
in the coal sector? Only those in, say, Punjab and Haryana? Do you
want to reach all the schools active in environmental issues? Our
continually updated database and contact management system ensure
that your publications reach the right audience, as did those of
the Deutsche Bank Foundation, Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce,
and AEA Technology plc (UK), who entrusted that responsibility to
|Ms Anupama Jauhry
Head - TERI Press
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
|TERI Press Tel. 2468 2100 or 4150 4900
Fax 2468 2144 or 2468 2145
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