Leonard Fernandes co-founded Dogears Etc., an online bookstore for used books in 2006 (now thedogearsbookshop.com) and CinnamonTeal Publishing a year later, thus pioneering the business of providing publishing services to authors and trade publishers in India. Leonard has completed his B.E. (Mechanical) from the Goa Engineering College and his MBA from the Ohio State University. In 2010, he was awarded the Young Creative Entrepreneur (Publisher) Award by the British Council. Leonard is also the co-founder of Publishing Next, and of The Dogears Bookshop, located in Margao, Goa.