Who we are

About Jaipur Book Mark

The Indian publishing industry has grown rapidly with the world’s 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 6 years since its inception, JBM is fast emerging as a nerve centre for the South Asian publishing industry and is indeed a focal point where books mean business.

Jaipur BookMark (JBM) brings together stakeholders of the book trade from across the world – publishers, literary agents, writers, translators, translation agencies and booksellers. It gives them an opportunity not just to ‘’talk business” through relevant sessions and focused roundtables but also provides the right and fruitful atmosphere to inspire conversations and space for one-on-one meetings and networking. This intimacy forges relationships and allows the occasional contract to be signed too.

JBM is the ultimate South Asian book conclave which provides an “edge” of opportunities to those in the publishing industry on the lookout for new ideas and collaborations.

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FOR US AT JBM, TRANSLATIONS ARE A MANTRA.

Translations, we believe, transform the publishing and literary ecosystem into a democratic space, and we have made a concerted effort towards galvanising the translations landscape in India and thus aim to bring Indian writing into the international space.

iWrite: A NEW WRITERS MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME

Apart from being a B2B platform that brings together the who’s who of the publishing industry from across the world, the Jaipur BookMark also features a “Mentorship Programme” for writers, an exciting platform that invites storytellers, poets, literary enthusiasts and writers to tell their story and be mentored by experts in the field. No longer limited to first-time writers, this initiative not only gives writers a chance to express themselves, but also lets them mingle and interact with publishers, literary agents, translators and other industry experts in a pitching session, and perhaps get to even sign a book deal!

The new broadened programme is a confluence of writers and industry experts in a wonderful and refreshing partnership with an array of possibilities on offer. It’s a call to all unpublished manuscripts sitting on computers or dwelling inside closets, of any genre and format: short stories, poetry, and works of fiction or nonfiction. This programme is not a competition but meant to identify and select new and exciting ideas and help writers hone those into books.

OVER THE YEARS AT JBM:
  • Participation from over 25 countries
  • Delegations from USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Luxembourg, Germany, Korea, Iran, UAE, Hong Kong, Finland, France, Israel, New Zealand, Nepal, Lithuania, Paraguay, Switzerland, Tunisia, Argentina, Egypt and Pakistan as well as key language publishers from South Asia and India.
  • Over 191 sessions
  • Over 20 industry roundtables
  • 15 Indian and 15 International languages represented
  • Indian and 30 International Publishers
THREE MAJOR AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT JAIPUR BOOKMARK 2020:
  • Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award
  • The Romain Rolland Prize
  • The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize

Festival Director & Producer

  • SANJOY K. ROY Producer
  • NEETA GUPTA Director
  • Namita Gokhale Director
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RECAPE 2019

What They Say

our Testimonials.

MAINA BHAGAT

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.

MAINA BHAGAT - FESTIVAL DIRECTOR & BOOKSELLER
KELLY FALCONER

I love JBM and its intimacy and look forward to it next year.

KELLY FALCONER - LITERARY AGENT & EDITOR
PREETI GILL

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.

PREETI GILL - EDITOR & LITERARY AGENT
ALEXANDRA BÜCHLER

It was a pleasure to participate in the festival directors’ roundtable. Networking and keeping each other informed about our activities is immensely important.

ALEXANDRA BÜCHLER - EDITOR & TRANSLATOR