Answer: Browsing a million books in the Bangalore Book Festival!
Yes, that’s right, a million books. The Bangalore Book Festival is a synonym for book mania! Visit stall after stall of books, get introduced to new publishers, get juicy discounts, and take in the fragrance of newly printed books fresh off the press.
For the eighth year, the annual Bangalore Book Festival is set to occupy Palace Grounds in Bangalore from 12-21 November 2010. Only second to Kolkata, the Bangalore Book Festival, organised by the Bangalore Booksellers and Publishers Association and Klub Class, is the largest book fair in the country. Over 300 stalls have been taken by publishers, bookstores and distributors from all over India and will have on offer publications in English, Kannada and other Indian languages. That’s not all, there will be entertainment as well, with light music, folk dances, book reading sessions and special poet meets being held after six every evening of the fair.
Authors, you get to put your books before a huge number of book lovers—organisers expect 2 lakh visitors this year. Mr B S Raghuram, BBF programme director, says he expects a business of Rs 15 crore to be generated this year.
Pothi.com has been a regular participant at the Bangalore Book Festival since 2008 and will be there this year, too. The Pothi.com stall will help independent and self-published authors showcase their books to increase visibility and generate sales.
This is a rare opportunity for authors because people come to the fair from far and wide expressly to look for new reading material and with money to buy it. There is fierce competition, so authors should get their books out there where people can see them. Authors published through Pothi.com can visit here for more details. Other authors, head here. Book your space quickly so you don’t lose this special opportunity.