Kannadhasan Pathippagam was started in the year 1977 under the name â€œGeetha Samajamâ€? by Kavingar Kannadhasan to promote Tamil books.Kavingar Kannadhasan is a well known Poet and Lyricist in Tamil and his contribution to the Tamil Literature are, 5000+ Film Lyrics, 6000+ Poems, 232+ Books, Epics, Novels, Essays, Dramas, Auto Biographies etc. Kannadhasan Pathippagam has a strong hold on many self development books written by some of the famous authors. The other areas of expertise are Computer books, Cookery books, Books by Osho, Autobiography of leading personalities like Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Former President of India), Mr. Akio Morita (Sony Corporation), Mr. Hendry Ford (Ford Motor Company) etc. have all been translated to Tamil. Some of the well reputed Authors works published by Kannadhasan Pathippagam include Kavingar Kannadhasan, Dale Carnegie, Zig Zigler, Brian Tracy, Kris Cole, Dr.M.R.Kopmeyer, Burk Hedges, David Goh & Dexter Yeager (Network Marketing/MLM books), Walter Doyle Staple, Orison Swett Marden, Drs.Masters and Johnson, Dr.Albert Ellis, Dr.Maxwell Maltz, Agatha Christie, Allan Pease, James Hadley Chase and many more. Recently signed contracts are for the books of James Hadley Chase, Allan Pease and Agatha Christie. Kannadhasan Pathippagam has a wide network across Tamil Nadu through which their presence is felt through their Dealers and Book Sellers who are in every town and village of Tamil Nadu. Kannadhasan Pathippagam has four branches that are well placed in the prime hubs of Tamil Nadu such as Coimbatore, Madurai, Pondicherry & Vellore and the 5th branch to be opened by latter half of 2008 in Bangalore where there is a good number of Tamil people. The marketing strength of Kannadhasan Pathippagam has proved that 300,000 copies [37th Edition] of the autobiography of our Honorable Former President of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam could be sold. The book titled Agni Siraguagl (Wings of Fire- English version) is in two book forms. One is an unabridged version and another is Student edition. The Student edition has sold so far 150,000 copies. 100, 000 copies of Kavingar Kannadhasanâ€™s treatise on Hindu Religion is being sold every year.Any Tamilian will vouch for the name Kannadhasan and books published by Kannadhasan Pathippagam. The Proprietor of Kannadhasan Pathippagam Mr. Gandhi Kannadhasan son of late Kavingar Kannadhasan is a Law graduate and has more than twenty five years of experience in Book Publishing and Audio Publishing. The marketing of the books and audio books are strategically promoted and the sales team would go on tours promoting and informing our counterparts on the upcoming books and new arrivals. The books that are selected for translation and to be published in Tamil are being hand picked, well researched and very customer centric. At Kannadhasan Pathippagam, proper contracts are enforced with the original English book Publishers and only after obtaining the rights legally, the books are translated, published and marketed world wide. After a well received demand from the East Asian market, Kannadhasan Pathippagam will soon venture into Singapore as a Tamil publisher to reach its wide spread readers. This Branch will be fully functional by mid 2008. Mr.Gandhi Kannadhasan is the President of Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI) (2006-2009), which has been conducting the annual event â€“ â€œThe Chennai Book Fairâ€? for the past 31 years. www.bapasi.com. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in January 2007 inaugurated 30th Chennai Book Fair and had allotted a prime land in Chennai to BAPASI to build a Book Market and had donated Rs.10,000,000 from his personal funds for the Association to give cash award of Rs.100,000 each to five Best Authors every year. Mr.Gandhi Kannadhasan received the cheque on the behalf of BAPASI and created the Trust and had identified the place for the Book Market in Kotturpuram, Chennai. With Mr.Gandhi Kannadhsanâ€™s initiative, a Book Market is also coming up in Mattuthavani in Madurai, a Southern City of Tamil Nadu.