Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. is a part of Future Group which was founded in 1967 by pioneer Anant Pai. It publishes comics and magazines based on Indian history, mythology and culture. Under Amar Chitra Katha they publish Tinkle comics, Amar Chitra Katha comics and National Geographic Traveller India. The Future Group has now appointed Preeti Vyas as their new president.
In 2011 entrepreneur Preeti Vyas founded her own publication “FunOKPlease.” It is an independent, award-winning company which publishes childrens books on contemporary Indian themes. After her appointment as the new President, Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) and FunOkPlease have signed an exclusive licensing deal. According to this deal, all the books will be published independently by FunOKPlease.
In 2011 entrepreneur Preeti Vyas founded her own publication “FunOKPlease.” It is an independent, award-winning company which publishes childrens books on contemporary Indian themes.
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Welcoming Preeti On Board
The CEO of ACK and head, business development, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, Future Group, Anuraag Agarwal said, “We are delighted to welcome Preeti onboard our management team at ACK. Her rich experience of over 24 years with children’s content, retail and publishing industries will help fructify and add momentum to the exciting future plans we have for ACK Media. Given their contemporary focus, the titles are a perfect complement to our current offering of mythology and history.”
Meanwhile expressing her gratitude Vyas said, “I feel deeply honoured to take on the ‘President’ mantle of such a legendary Indian institution as ACK. I look forward, with great enthusiasm, to help its iconic brands, Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle, reach even greater heights as they endear themselves to a new generation of young readers. Furthermore, the FunOKPlease team is excited to associate with ACK. Their strong marketing, sales and distribution network will enable us to take our unique content to many more young readers across the country.” reported Brand Equity.
Recently ACK launched the first “Alive Centre” in Hyderabad. It is a vibrant space that hosts workshops and classes on Indian themes.
ACK is famous for stories related to Indian mythology and history like Shiva, Krishna, Ram and Ashoka. While Tinkle has characters like — Suppandi, Shikari Shambhu and Kalia the crow who are household names now. Recently ACK launched the first “Alive Centre” in Hyderabad. It is a vibrant space that hosts workshops and classes on Indian themes.
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Divya Tripathi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV