Goa,1556 was founded by journalist Frederick Noronha. The name was inspired by the accidental arrival of the Gutenberg printing press to Goa in the year 1556 - the first of its kind in all of Asia. The primary goal of his publishing company is to "democratise the production of knowledge". It argues that "today, more than ever, Goa needs a voice to articulate its own priorities." The editorial modulation of Goa,1556 is non-fiction writing related to Goa, with emphasis on books which "shed interesting new light on various aspects that help better understand the complex region called Goa." As of November 2012, Goa 1556 has amassed an assortment of 50 titles to its credentials.