The Indian publishing industry has grown rapidly with the worlds attention converging on it: creating a meaningful B2B platform for publishers was thus essential and the Jaipur BookMark was conceived to run parallel to the Jaipur Literature Festival. In the 7 years since its inception, JBM has fast emerged as a nerve centre for the South Asian publishing industry and is indeed a focal point where books mean business.
In 2020, the world grappled with a pandemic and businesses learned to reinvent themselves and adapt to an entirely new digital idiom. JBM 2021 will be held in February as a virtual event and as always will bring together all stakeholders of the business of books over meaningful discussions and far-reaching resolutions.
The invaluable sharing of experiences garnered at our literary festivals as platforms that promote, preserve and spread awareness of literature and diverse cultures was very rewarding.
I love JBM and its intimacy and look forward to it next year.
I enjoyed listening, sharing and being a part of the panel discussions and agents round table…One is proud to see how JBM is going from strength to strength.
It was a pleasure to participate in the festival directors’ roundtable. Networking and keeping each other informed about our activities is immensely important.