Vimala Books and Publications

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A Brief Summary

Vimala Books and Publications, Kanjirappally has been working since 2003 and has published over 500 books  –  autobiographies, children’s literature, education, logos quiz, picture books, poems, spirituality, short stories, success tips, travelogues and write-ups.

In the year 2005, a sister concern, ‘Thoolika Graphics’ was started to facilitate the smooth and efficient functioning of the publishing division.

The year 2013 marked the introduction of credit/debit card facility, modernization of the showroom and professionalism by using state-of-the-art packing machines.

BOOK STALL

Academic and spiritual books from top publishers of India, dictionaries, children’s books and CDs in English and Hindi are beautifully displayed in Vimala Book Stall, Kanjirappally.

SUPPLY CHAIN

The books of Vimala Publications are available in nearly 150 book stalls and retreat centers, including a few outside Kerala.

VIMALA BOOK CLUB (V.B.C)

Every year, Vimala Book Club offers a three-year membership at the rate of Rs. 1000, which provides the members with books worth Rs.600 during the plan period. The amount is returned at the end of the plan period of three years.

HAGIOGRAPHY

This new series aims to introduce the lives of saints to young readers. Vimala has so far published 100 books in 10 sets, after the inception of this project in 2008. We have great satisfaction in the timely completion of the project and also that the books were made available to all the dioceses in Kerala and the mission dioceses in India and abroad, at the rate of Rs.25 per copy. We are able to achieve an average annual sale of 5000 copies.Tens of thousands of copies of the lives of Saint Alphonsamma, Saint Chavarayachan and Saint Euphresiamma have been circulated. We have already tied up with many parishes to conduct book campaigns and stalls. Ten lakh copies of the series have already been published so far.

It was a matter of great pride, that we got a “thank you” letter from the Holy Father, Pope Francis, thanking and blessing Vimala for the letter and copies of the series on the saints we had sent him.  We are in the earnest pursuit of our goal to reach all the homes of the diocese with the hundred booklet series that spans from St. Dominic Savio to St. Louis Martin. On this occasion, we request all of you to join hands with us to campaign on the right role models for our adolescents and youths. Our immediate future plans include translation of these hundred books into English.

Biographies of about 12 great men and women have been brought out in the series called ‘Mahacharitamala’ while ‘Katthakkoottu’ has published eight books on moral lessons.  The publication of the Picture-Bible in Malayalam in 2019 and its English version in 2020 is yet another feather on Vimala’s cap.

INTERNATIONAL BOOK EXHIBITION

For the last 15 years, Vimala has been participating in the international book exhibition held at Kottayam and secured many awards in categories including‘Influential Books’ and ‘Outstanding Book Stalls’.  We are proud that one of our authors, Sr. Elice Mary FCC, was awarded the ‘Madhavikkutty Award’ instituted by the Kamala Das Foundation.

PUBLICATIONS AND EDITIONS OF 2019 – 20

NakshatrangaleSwapnamKandavar (Lintu Joy Bonison)

PravachakanteVazhiye (Fr. Joy C Mathew)

Vachanavichaarangal(Fr. Joshy Malekudy)

101 Prasangangal (Vol. 5, Fr Justin Mathiyath)

CharathilNinnuCharitrathilekku (M J Jins)

SahananguludeRajakumari ( Fr Justin Mathiyath)

ManassuThurakkumbol (Dr Alex Abraham, Vypana)

Oru Phoenix Thooval (Lintu Joy)

RaathriVilakku (Fr. Starson J Kallikkadan)

AaranuKristyani (Dr. George Kuzhippallil)

AnchaamKlass (Fr Joshy Malekkudy)

Luthiniya (Fr. Emmanuel Y)

Vichaarana Cheyyappedunna Viswasam (Dr. Thomas Poovathanikkunnel)

The Children’s Bible (Fr. Justin Mathiyath),

Saints Series (in English) – Published this year

St. Anthony of Padua (Mathew V.J. Valiplakal)

St. Francis of Assisi (Rosna Jacob)

St. Dominic Savio (Aby Augustine)

St. Francis Xavier (Mathew V.J. Valiplakal)

St. Mother Teresa (Sr. Dr. Jeena Therese CMC)

St. Alphonsa (Somi Jose Kodamullil)

St. Joan of Arc (Somi Jose Kodamullil)

St. Charles Borromeo (Navi George)

St. Therese of Lisieux (Aby Augustine)

St. Mariam Thresia (Fr. Justin Mathiyath)

Dhanya Charithramala, 101 Prasangangal, Upanyaasangal, Shwedam, Karayunna Kadalum Thirayunna Theeravum, Anudina Vishudhariloode, Nenjalivinte Kathakal, Tottochaan, Madhuramee Madyaannam, Aaraadhanakkaayi, Snehaaraadhana, Vimala Hrudaya Prathishta, Sunday School Prasangangal, Snehikkan Patthippikkunna Kathakala and Nanmayude Kathakal are some of the thirty books republished this year.

FUTURE PROJECTS

English Translation of Dhanyacharithamaala, Bible stories for the new generation, series on the church history, 1000 Bible Skits, 100 Bible Dramas, Animation CDs, YouTube channel, etc., are some of the future projects.

THOOLIKA GRAPHICS (PUBLICATION DIVISION)

This sister concern of Vimala was established in 2005 to augment efficiency and speed.

CONTRACTS

One of the three contracts is adopted between the first party and the second party, once the manuscripts of books are selected for publishing. They are:

  1. Published by Vimala itself
  2. Published with a certain share of the author
  3. Published by the author himself and distributed by Vimala

LETTERS

Authors, members of VBC and other publishers are contacted through letters or e-mails.  Advertisements of the publications appear in Darshakan, Sunday Shalom, website and Facebook.

ACTIVITIES

Printing work is offered to the best bidder once the entire pre-print works including the selection of the manuscript, typing, proof-reading, page setting, layout, illustration, cover design and price have been fixed.

So far, Thoolika has undertaken publishing work of 700 books. Homilies by our beloved Bishop, and all works related to parishes, Curia, Suvara, Family Apostolate, Pastoral Centre, Charismatic office, Amala Press, Sahyadri Bank and all other departments are carried out efficiently and in time.  In addition to these, works related to Darshakan – the diocesan magazine, job works for D.C. Books, various thesisworks and projects are undertaken.

STAFF MEMBERS

Director                       Fr. Justin Mathiyath    8547050121                matjusti@gmail.com

General Manager        Dijo Antony                9446205470                 dijokallamplackal@gmail.com

Sales Manager            Joel M Manuel            9562857840                joelmk111@gmail.com

Chief Accountant       Sheeja Shijo                  8921996633

Publication Manager   Lucy Scaria                  9495638516                lucyscaria@gmail.com

Setting & Layout        Jincy Jaison                  9447023810

Graphics & Designing Promise Jose              9074836955                promisejose@gmail.com

VIMALA BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

Kanjirappally – 686 507

Phone: 04828 – 206513

9446712487