South Asia's Definitive Annual Conclave on the Business of Books
With the world's attention converging on Indian publishing, the industry has started seeing tremendous growth. In such a context, creating a B2B platform for publishers became essential, and the Jaipur BookMark was conceived to run parallel to the Jaipur Literature Festival. In the 9 years since its inception, JBM has fast emerged as a nerve centre for the South Asian publishing industry and is the place to be for those on the lookout for an "edge" of opportunities, new ideas and fruitful collaborations.
Jaipur BookMark (JBM) brings together stakeholders of the book trade from across the world – from publishers to literary agents, writers, translators, translation agencies and booksellers. It gives them an opportunity not just to "talk" business (through panel discussions and roundtables), but also provides the right and fruitful atmosphere to inspire one-on-one meetings and networking. This fosters great business relationships and allows for the occasional contract to be signed, too.
In 2020 and 2021, when the world grappled with a pandemic, JBM went digital and brought publishing stakeholders together for meaningful conversations. JBM 2022 brought back physical panels, and JBM 2023 will pave the way for more cutting-edge ideas to expand the ever-growing book trade.
Some key industry awards that have been announced at Jaipur BookMark in past years include:
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.
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