Mumbai: Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd., publishers of Amar Chitra Katha comics, Tinkle Magazine and National Geographic Traveller India announced the appointment of Preeti Vyas, (founder of Mumbai based children’s book publisher, FunOKPlease Publishing Pvt. Ltd.), as President of the company. In addition ACK and FunOKPlease have signed an exclusive licensing deal for all books published independently by FunOKPlease.
Says Anuraag Agarwal, CEO Amar Chitra Katha and Head – Business Development, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Future Group, “We are delighted to welcome Preeti on board 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. We are also thrilled to include FunOKPlease in our portfolio of content offering for children. Given their contemporary focus, the titles are a perfect complement to our current offering of mythology and history.”
Says Preeti Vyas, “I am 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, AmarChitra Katha and Tinkle, reach even greater heights as they endear themselves to a new generation of young readers. Furthermore, the FunOKPlease team is thrilled 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.”
Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd., (a part of the Future Group) founded in 1967 by the legendary late Mr. Anant Pai, publishes comics and magazines based on Indian history, mythology and culture. They have also recently launched the first ACK Alive centre in Hyderabad, a vibrant space that hosts workshops and classes on Indian themes.
FunOKPlease, an independent, award-winning company, founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Preeti Vyas, publishes original children’s books on contemporary Indian themes.