Notion Press

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Notion Press
HeadquartersChennai, India
Key people
Bhargava Adepally
Naveen Valsakumar
Jana Pillay

Notion Press is an Indian self-publishing company based in Chennai, India. It was founded in 2012,[1] and in 2016 it claimed to have provided services to 2000 self-published authors.[2] In 2018, they introduced a rapid publication service, which does not include editing.[3]


Notion Press was founded jointly by Naveen Valasakumar and his schoolmates Janarthanan and Bhargava Adepally.[1] on January 1, 2012.[4] The initial investment was 3.67 lakhs.[1] In 2016, it received a funding of USD 1 million from HNIs.[5]


Authors use online tools on the Notion Press website to design their books, can also pay for range of services such as basic copyediting and marketing. The company's stated goal is to help self-published authors make money of their books; according to the company, the author is allowed to keep 70% of the profit of their sales.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c Biswas, Venkata Sausmita (2 December 2012). "Publishing for dummies". The New Indian Express. Chennai. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Notion Press raises $1 million in pre-Series A funding from HNIs". Economic Times. Mumbai. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Have a story? This DIY publishing platform now allows aspiring authors to publish their book in 30 minutes". 25 October 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  4. ^ "How Chennai-based startup Notion Press helps first-time authors publish their works". Economic Times. 12 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Notion Press raises $1 million from HNIs". Livemint. Chennai. 2016-08-29. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Publish your own book for free". The New Indian Express. Chennai. 2013-10-26.
  7. ^ Azmat, Hira (24 March 2021). "Kashmir: Young Authors Face the Pitfalls of Self-Publishing". The Wire. Retrieved 12 September 2021.

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