Glimpses of Jaipur BookMark

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Jaipur BookMark (JBM) 2023 (January 20-23, 2023), South Asia’s definitive annual conclave on the business of books, concluded recently with some great literally sessions. The series of discussions and interactions paved the way for more cutting-edge ideas to expand the ever-growing book trade. On the inaugural day, a roundtable was organised on developing the market for translations.Twelve UK and Indian publishing professionals, who are a part of the British Council’s International Publishing Fellowship India 2022, also met at Jaipur BookMark 2023, to share their learning on developing a market for publishing in regional Indian and UK languages with a focus on children’s literature, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, Dalit literature and more. On the second day, Jaipur BookMark conducted sessions on translations with several experts voicing their thoughts. Mini Krishnan, Daisy Rockwell, and Baran Farooqi participated in discussion moderated by Arunava Sinha. While, on the third day, a panel on various aspects of publishing children’s literature was organised. The speakers talked about the gaps between publishers and their readers and the need for expanding the publishing of translations. The panel also gave insights into the changes and challenges the publishing industry faced post-pandemic, and the emerging trends with OTT, podcasts, and adaptations.

The ‘7th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award 2023’ was presented to Daisy Rockwell for her contribution towards Hindi and Urdu language in the global literary scene.

Besides, directors of literary festivals came together for a roundtable discussion on the concluding day to share experiences and explore collaborations.

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