Established in the year 1974 by Dominic Chacko Kizhakemuri (popularly known as DC), DC Books is the largest vernacular publishing house in the country, with an annual publishing count of approximately 1,500 titles. The first publishing house to acquire an ISO certification, DC Books has always held quality content as a cornerstone of its foundation. 29th august 2018 marks the 44th anniversary ofteh publishing giant.
Many acclaimed authors such as K R Meera,Susmesh Chandroth , Santhosh Echikkanam, Vinoy Thomas, Sonia Rafeek etc have all had their works first published under the DC Books brands. An organization which has a strong market presence , DC Books has successfully promoted its authors and has prominent titles crossing over 100,000 copes in a short span of time.
Every year DC Books promotes and conducts Writing Competitions to enable itself to tap into the vast pool of young and budding writers. Many prominent writers today have broken through to the literary world through such competitions. DC Books has known also to promote its writers to innovate and produce new forms of their work. Acclaimed writer Arundhati Roy, published her first non-fiction work ‘End of Imagination’ under the DC Books label. The idea of having a non-fiction book published was mooted by DC Books.
DC Books has also been instrumental of bringing authors from around the world to vernacular languages and has the largest number of translations into vernacular languages in India. Many internationally acclaimed such as Gunter Grass, Simone de Beauvoir, Orhan Pamuk, Kazuo Ishigoro etc have all had their works translated into Malayalam by DC Books.
DC Books is instrumental in organizing 2 international book fairs in Kerala in which connoisseurs of literature our exposed to vast range of national and international collections and events in which renowned authors have events for book launches , book reading sessions and interactions with the general public.