Emerald Publishers was founded in the year 1982 by Mr. M.D. Gopalakrishnan, father of the present CEO, Mr. G.Olivannan, who was the then Southern Regional Head at Blackie & Sons. Emerald Publishers initially published books pertaining to English Literature.
Emerald Publishers has been into publishing for more than three decades. The company is situated in the heart of Chennai (erstwhile Madras) city, the fourth largest metropolis in India. Emerald Publishers in the first two decades of its inception was oriented towards academic publishing – books to cater to the needs of the college and university level students in South India in subjects including English, Maths, Physical Science and Computer Science. Over the years, it has specialized in English Language Teaching and books on different genres in non-fiction category.
Since the readability of Tamil books has been increasing steadily, a separate division has been set-up to bring out books in Tamil. This provides scope for Tamil writers across continents to have their books published through Emerald Publishers, which has an extensive distribution network, in Tamil speaking areas. We have initiated rights buying and selling and translation of works authored by internationally acclaimed writers into Tamil and other Indian and Foreign languages.