Delhi Book Fair – Pragati Maidan, 11-15 September 2019

Books and networking opportunities


The 25th edition of Delhi Book Fair, organized by India Trade Promotion Organization, will take place from 11-15 September 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Organized in association with the Federation of Indian Publishers, Delhi Book Fair plays a pivotal role in reiterating the might of the pen and the printed world and is awaited by students, teachers, scholars, authors, intellectuals, librarians and book lovers.

Apart from promoting literacy and reading habits, especially among children and the youth, the fair presents a vast panorama of Indian books on a wide range of subjects. The fair provides a unique platform for business to business transactions, establishing new contacts, entering into co-publishing arrangements, translation and copyright arrangements, reprinting of old and rare books, apart from providing retailing opportunities to a multitude of visitors to the fair. A number of conferences and seminars, buyer-seller meets, book releases, book discussions, literary activities for children and author meet-ups will be organized during the fair.

The fair will run concurrently with the 21st Stationery Fair and 5th Office Automation and Corporate Gift Fair, a B2B affair. The timings of the fair are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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    • Do visit the Delhi Book Fair and meet publishers and distributors. There are also web platforms that could help you. Ask Leonard Fernandes to help you at Cinnamon Teal in Goa, he may be able to help. – Editor

  1. Distributors are not willing to take books from self-published authors. This is a big hurdle for self-published authors like me. Publishers are fleecing authors by charging a lot of money to put out their books in bookstores. Whenever you ask for promotion work, the first question is ‘What is your budget?’


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