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.
by H.E. Ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund , Namita Gokhale and Sanjoy K. Roy
Keynote Address: Burning the Books: Richard Ovenden
Keynote Remarks: We Believe in Books: Claudia Kaiser and Juergen Boos in conversation
Anne Bergman, Matthias Nawrat, Meelis Friedenthal and Rodaan Al Galidi in conversation with Neeta Gupta
Arunava Sinha, Esha Chatterjee, Giriraj Kiradoo, Kannan Sundaram, Priya Kapoor and Ravi Deecee in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal
Joan Concannon, Maria Sheila Cremaschi, Natasha Lomouri, Rashmi Ranjan Parida and Ravi Deecee in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy
Susan Hawthorne (Spinifex Press, Australia), Colleen Higgs (Modjaji Books, South Africa), Zoë Beck (CulturBooks, Germany), Laure Leroy (Zulma, France), Lennie Goodings (Virago Press, UK) and Margaret Busby (Britain's first black female publisher) in conversation with Urvashi Butalia (Zubaan Publishers)
Anette Garpestad, Anil Varma, Deepa Agarwal, Evy Tillman, Richa Jha and Svein Størksen in conversation with Margit Walsø and Oliver Møystad
Shekhar Kapur and Vani Tripathi Tikoo in conversation
Adam Foulds, Kannan Sundaram, Meelis Friedenthal and Rodaan Al Galidi in conversation with Sambudha Sen
Abeer Al-Kuwari, David Farnan, Liz Jolly and Mridula Koshy in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy
Claudia Kaiser, Lucy Luck, Phaedon Kidoniatis, Renate Punka, Selja Ahava and Urpu Strellman in conversation with Preeti Gill
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Léonora Miano in conversation with Naveen Kishore
Thank You(s) and Closing Addresses