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  • "This is to certify that Creative Books and Periodicals Pvt. Ltd. has been our favoured subscription agent for almost 5 years in a row. We are extremely satisfied and happy with the service that they provide us. Their representatives regularly visit our insitute with regards to supply. We would like to wish them all the best and to keep up the great work."-Krishna Insitute of Medical Sciences, Karad April 2, 2014
  • "Creative has been our authorized journal subscription agent since the past two decades. They provide us service for print as well as online journals from a variety of internationally known publishers. They have been offering regular and prompt delivery of journals to our library and the service has been consistently good over the years.

    I wish them all the best in their future endeavors."-Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai Jan 4, 2014
  • "This is to certify that Creative Books and Periodicals Pvt. Ltd. has been our journal subscription agent for over 25 years and we find their services to be extremely satisfactory."-Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai Dec 30, 2013


What do we do?

We are information service providers or in other words, we are a 'Subscription Agency'. Subscription Agencies are primarily intermediaries between purchasers and journal publishers. Our work generally involves tasks ranging from currency exchange to invoicing. We maintain databases of all titles, ISSNs(?), prices and issues/year.

According to the Association of Subscription Agents, subscription agents:

Why should you choose CREATIVE?

What is FPBAI?

The Federation of Publishers’ & Booksellers’ Associations in India is the oldest and the largest representative body of Publishers, Booksellers, Wholesalers Publishers’ Representatives etc. in the country and has been at the forefront of promoting books in India and abroad.

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What is GOC?

The Good Office Committee is a voluntary organization formed to establish uniform terms of book supplies to libraries, and to ensure a fair working margin to booksellers and an efficient service to the libraries. The Committee meets at regular intervals and after taking into consideration the fluctuations in the currency rates decides on the rates of conversion governing sale of books and periodicals. These rates are widely circulated amongst the libraries all over India either directly or through booksellers. This helped to dispense with the need for the cumbersome procedure of inviting tenders for a diverse product like Books. Is has not only facilitated procurement of books by libraries but has also helped book lovers and others to meet their requirement of books smoothly.

What is ASA?

Association of Subscription Agents & Intermediaries: The ASA is the international trade association serving subscriptions agents, sales agents and other intermediaries providing products and services within the professional and scholarly information supply chain.

What is ISSN?

It is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication
The format of the ISSN is an eight digit number, divided by a hyphen into two four-digit numbers. The last digit, which may be 0–9 or an X, is a check digit.


Current openings:

Marketing Executive
-Preferably having some experience in the subscription services trade
-Locations: Mumbai, Bangalore

If you would like to submit your resume in order to apply for a specific position with our company, then please email your resume and the job position to


To be the leading Information Services Provider of print and online journals in India and across the globe

Mission Statements

Creative Books and Periodicals Pvt Ltd was established in the year 1975, by late Mr. L.D. Kotian, who had an experience of over 30 years in the journal subscription field. He is remembered for his dedication and commitment to his work by the fraternity of Indian Librarians.

Creative has grown in leaps and bounds from a modest beginning. It now caters to over 500 Major Clients all over India, covering Universities, Medical and Engineering Colleges, R&D Centers, Management and Government Institutions, etc. Creative has earned the confidence of academicians, doctors and professional librarians across the Indian subcontinent through subscription of journals in print and online media. Creative is committed to providing information and services across a broad spectrum of subjects. We also maintain close correspondence with and marketing of publishers who rely on us to spread the word about them and their products amongst our clients.

Padmakar Kotian, the present Chairman and Managing director took over the reins of the Company in the year 1988 and is ably assisted by his team. He was groomed under the guidance of his father Mr. L.D.Kotian since its inception. The vision of its founder to provide unparalleled service is being realized by the Company year after year.

Creative Books and Periodicals is widely regarded as one of the top subscription agencies in Mumbai as well as in India. The Company is a member of FPBAI and also approved by the Good Offices Committee (GOC). Creative boasts of an average of over 80% of its clients who subscribe their Journals continuously for the past 20 years, thereby conforming to its strict adherence to Customer Satisfaction.

Members of the Creative Family:

Directors :
Chairman and Managing director
Mr. Padmakar Kotian
Executive Directors :
Mrs. Anita Kotian
Sr. Manager- Subscriptions :
Mr. G. Venkatraman
Manager - Logistics :
Mr. Somnath Kotian
Manager- Finance :
Mr. Chandrahas Shetty
Business Development Executive: Bangalore
Mr. Shaji Pillai
Marketing Executive: Mumbai
Mr. Bishwajit Dey

CREATIVE has been dealing with some of the world's most renowned publishers for almost 40 years. In all this time, there has been one feature that has remained unwavering and supremely efficient: our service and commitment. We believe in providing a high level of satisfaction to both our clients and publishers as well. As an experienced campaigner in the information services industry, we provide the following services to Publishers and Clients:

Product Promotion & Marketing:

Effective communication:

Active Participation in Industry related events:

Order Processing


Reliable & Efficient Delivery System



Creative deals exclusively in Print and Online Subscriptions. It has a database of over 15,000 journals published globally on different subjects.

Anasthesiology Bio Chemistry Cardiology Cardiothoracic Surgery X
Chest Disease Critical Care Dermatology Endocrinology
Gastroenterology Gynecology Hematology Immunology
Infectious Diseases International Medicine Medico Legal Microbiology
Nature Science Nephrology Neurology Neurosurgery
Nuclear Medicine Nutrition Oncology Ophthalmology
Orthopedics Otology Pathology Pediatrics
Pediatric Surgery Pharmacology Physiotherapy Plastic Surgery
Psychiatry Radiology Surgery Urology
Genetics Therapy  
Architecture Insurance and Banking
Engineering (Includes Aicte Approved Journals/Publishers)
Mining Mechanical Engineering Civil Engeering Aerospace X
Artificial Intelligence Construction Electronic Design Gas and Power
Geology Life Sciences Medicine and Biology Mechanics
Simulation Computer Science/Engineering ieee Issues Telecommunications
Structural Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Statistics and Computing Chemical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Industrial and Manufacturing Ocean Engineering Software
Computational Theory & Mathematics
Advertising and Public Relation Building and Construction
Prosthodontics Implants Dental Materials Oral Surgery X
Periodontics Orthodontics Oral Pathology Community Dentistry
Paediatric Dentistry Endodontics General Dentistry
Communications Aeronautical Science
Research Management Forums Clinics X
Anatomy Physiology Anesthesiology Fundamentals
Gerontology Nutrition Oncology Pharmacology Etc.
Packaging Environment
Biochemistry Biotechnology Health and Nutrition Medical Sciences X
Health Drugs Pharmaceutical Technology Experimental Biology Pure and Applied Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry Health Management
Trade And Tourism Mines and Minerals
Physiotherapy Sports and Games Occupational Health and Safety
Management Petroleum and Gas Printing Technology
Economics Library and Information Sciences  

We deal in the full back volume sets of previous year issues of journals.

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GOC Rates

*Conversion rates effective 1st March, 2021 (new rates marked with *)

Australian Dollar @Rs.58.90* British Pound @Rs.105.20*
Canadian Dollar @Rs.59.90* Japan Yen per 100 @Rs.72.20*
Singapore Dollar @Rs.57.30* Swedish Kroner @Rs.8.90*
Swiss Franc @Rs.84.70* US Dollar @Rs.76.40*
EURO @Rs.92.00* Taka Per 100 @Rs.95.00


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If you would like to share your views and feedback, it would be highly appreciated as it gives us a chance to improve our service.



Creative Books and Periodicals Pvt Ltd
A-807, O2 Commercial Towers
Near Minerva Industrial Estate
Mulund (West),
Mumbai – 400 080.
Tel : +91-22-2560 3342, +91-22-2560 7895
Fax : +91-22-2560 1956
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Creative Books and Periodicals Pvt Ltd
Shaji S. Pillai
302, Janajeeva Residency III,
Suddhagunte Palaya,
C. V. Raman Nagar Post,
Bengaluru - 560 093
Tel : +91 99800 51227
Email :

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PLEASE NOTE that the office premises of Creative Books & Periodicals has moved to MULUND since November 2018.
A-807, O2 Commercial Towers
Near Minerva Industrial Estate
Mulund (West), Mumbai 400080.
For more details please click on Contact section

We deal with renowned publishers all over the world which include the following:

  • Elsevier
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott William and Wilkins
  • Taylor and Francis
  • Springer GmbH
  • Oxford University Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • BMJ Group
  • Nature Publishing Group
  • Emerald Group Publishing
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Sage Publications
  • American Medical Association Group
  • Maney Publishing
  • CABI
  • Institute of Physics
  • \7
  • American Chemical Society
  • Thieme Publishing Group
  • Portland Press
  • Japan Publication Trading Co.
  • IEEE
  • IEE
  • NEJM
  • John Hopkins University press
  • S. Karger AG
  • Prous Science SAU
  • Quintessence Publishing
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • University of California Press
  • Inderscience Publishers
  • Rockfeller University Press
Authorized Subscription Agents for:

John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Wolters Kluwer LWW

Approved Subscription Agents for:

Taylor and Francis Group