Founded in 2006 by Ajit Baral and Niraj Bhari, FinePrint is the most reputed publishing house in the country. It specializes in literary fiction and non-fiction, but is open to ideas across all genres.
Credited with revolutionizing the Nepali publishing industry, it is home to a majority of Nepal's foremost writers, academics, public intellectuals, and celebrities-- Amar Nyaupane, Basanta Basnet, Buddhisagar, Chaitanya Mishra, Chuden Kabimo, Devendra Raj Pandey, Haribamsha Acharya, Khagendra Sangraula, Madan Krishan Shrestha, Mahesh Bikram Shah, Manisha Koirala, Manu Manjil, Niranjan Kujnwar, Rabindra Mishra, Sanduk Ruit, Sarubhakta, Shivani Singh Tharu, Subin Bhattarai, Sudheer Sharma, to name a few.
It has translated into Nepali works by international writers such as Dalai Lama, Paulo Coelho, John Wood, Udaya Prakash, Benyamin, and Yuval Noah Harari and sold rights to some of the books it has published: Karnali Blues, Faatsung, Sallipir, Timmur: Stories and Flavours from Nepal.
Always a trendsetter, FinePrint recently published 2,500 copies of a special edition of Hridaya, an autobiography by Dr. Bhagwan Koirala, to support the Kathmandu Institute of Child Health (KIOCH), an ambitious project led by him and his team to build children's hospitals in all seven provinces of Nepal. Priced at NRs. 25,000, all the proceeds from the sale of this special edition—6 crores 25 lakhs—will go towards the KIOCH. So will fifty percent of the royalty due to the writer from the sale of the regular edition that FinePrint has also published.