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Delhi Book Fair

New Delhi World Book Fair is a major calendar event of the city and of the publishing world. This is India’s oldest book fair, which started from 1972. Since 41 years, the fair has been providing a terrific platform for readers and writers and everybody involved in the publishing business to come together to share ideas and do business.

The fair is held every year at Pragati Maidan. It is organized by the joint efforts of National Book Trust (NBT), an apex structure of the Government of India that comes under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, and India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), a nodal body of the Government of India that comes under the Ministry of Commerce.

Time of Fair

The 23rd New Delhi World Book Fair 2015 was held from February 14 to 22.

The theme was “Suryoday: Emerging Voices from Northeast India.” The fair’s slogan was: “Books opening the mind; doors opening the future.” Singapore was the Guest of Honor country this year.

New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 is scheduled to be held from January 9 to 17. China is supposed to be the Guest of Honor country next year.

Significance

The Indian publishing industry is booming. New Delhi World Book Fair offers a golden chance for people involved in this industry to do business. It is a perfect place to promote new book titles, aspiring authors, and co-publishing ventures.

Facts

New Delhi World Book Fair is not solely about book stalls. Visitors can enjoy tasty food at the various food stalls inside the venue. Various events and activities keep visitors busy and delighted.

CEO Speak is one event that encourages book trade between nations. Experts from the world of publishing gather over Chairman’s Breakfast by invitation only.

New Delhi Rights Table is an event in the Fair that enables participants to reserve a table where they can promote their books and interact with experts. The table is available for both Indian and foreign publishers.

Authors’ Corner is exclusively for authors who can utilize their platform to promote their books and share their experiences with experts and general audience.

How to Reach

Pragati Maidan is easily accessible through cabs, autorickshaw, local bus, and metro train. The nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan metro station. This is a famous place of Delhi city used for plenty of fairs and events.

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