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.
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.