The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) held for the past 40 years is now a major calendar event in the publishing world. Till date the event was biennial i.e., held once every two years, but from now on wards the fair will be held every year.
The last New Delhi World Book Fair was held in 2012.
In 2013, the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) is scheduled to take place from 4 to 10 February 2013 at the Pragati Maidan New Delhi.
The Fair is organised by National Book Trust, India, an apex body of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development and co-organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the nodal agency of the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce for promoting the country’s external trade.
New Delhi World Book Fair offers the participants a unique opportunity of doing business with this growing book industry. It is also an ideal venue for promoting titles, co-publication arrangements and trade in this part of the world. Besides, the many literary and publishing conferences and programmes to be organised during the Fair opens up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual world of South Asia. The Fair attracts participation from major publishing houses of the globe. Last year the Fair attracted about 1300 Indian Exhibitors and 30 Foreign Exhibitors.
This year France is a Guest of Honor Country at the New Delhi World Book Fair.
The theme of the 2013 World Book Fair is “Indigenous Voices: Mapping India’s Folk and Tribal Literature”, where the multifarious expressions of Indian’s traditional native cultures including exhibit of books, traditional art forms, crafts, panel discussions and performances will be showcased.
India is the third biggest market for English publications with almost 12,000 publishers that publish around 90,000 titles a year in more than 18 languages.
Official Website of New Delhi World Book Fair – http://www.newdelhiworldbookfair.gov.in
On the above mentioned website you will find all details like – Exhibitor List, Hall Maps – 2013, Schedule of Events, etc.
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