The Indian publishing industry has charted a course of growth, grit and resilience. With the world's attention focused on it, the industry is now South Asia's nerve centre. Thus, creating a B2B platform for publishers at an Indian literary festival became essential, and the Jaipur BookMark (JBM) was conceived to run parallel to the Jaipur Literature Festival. In 2024, JBM celebrates eleven momentous years.
In the ten years since its inception, JBM has quickly emerged as a focal point 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 paved the way for more cutting-edge ideas to expand the ever-growing book trade.
JBM 2024 will be held against the backdrop of the magnificent Jaipur Literature Festival, from February 2nd to 5th, 2024 and pivot around the business of books with those who drive it..
Some key industry awards that have been announced at Jaipur BookMark in past years include: Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award; The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize; The Romain Rolland Book Prize.
At the 2024 edition, JBM will announce the Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award 2024 and also release the awaited JBM Rights Catalogue for the year.
This detailed catalogue, produced by Jaipur BookMark (JBM), features a variegated list of written works in Indian languages and English, highlighting their availability for rights sales and exchange in the Indian subcontinent and globally, across platforms (films/OTT/audio books/ebooks). Each title has been listed with an elaborate accompanying book blurb, author/translator information, pagination and status of rights available for sale.
Write to us at email@example.com if you are interested in a title and we will connect you to rights managers from the different publishing houses that feature in the catalogue.
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.