Join Us At The New Delhi World Book Fair In January 2019

Hot on the heels of our Christmas break is one of our favourite events of the year – the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) 2019. Taking place between the 5th and 13th January, the Book Fair is the 47th of its kind to take place in New Delhi, and is India’s largest international publisher’s Expo.

The New Delhi World Book Fair is a literary event as much as a trade fair. Hundreds of publishers attend the event to promote their recent titles and sell directly to the tens of thousands of members of the public who visit the book fair every day.

It is also a great networking and knowledge-seeking opportunity. We have never left a book fair yet where we did not learn new things about upcoming authors, publishing businesses and exciting new titles.

What To Expect

As usual, the NDWBF will play host to all the major players in the Indian publishing industry, with support from all of India’s professional publishing associations. There is always a strong international contingent at the Book Fair, so we can expect exhibitors from numerous publishers in South Asia.

The recently refurbished Pragati Maidan conference centre boasts 40,000 m² of exhibition space, allowing booths for 1,000 exhibitors from India and 40 guest exhibitors mostly from around Asia.

Event Theme

Each NDWBF has an overall theme, last year’s being Environment & Climate Change. The 2019 theme is Readers With Special Needs, with a special focus on children’s literature. Exhibitors are encouraged to explore ideas of accessibility, inclusive learning and specific content for adult readers with special needs.

The exhibition halls have been subdivided into four ‘Authors Corners’, each with a separate theme. Each corner hosts content for publishers, writers and individual booklovers – with seminars, book launches and discussion groups.

Attending The Book Fair

The NDWBF is a large event within easy reach of New Delhi city centre. Accommodation close to the venue is likely to be busy and expensive, but there are plenty of affordable hotels to choose from in the city itself.

If you happen to be in India in early January, then New Delhi is the place to be, but if you are coming from the UK you should still be able to get a reasonably-priced flight from any of the UK’s major airports. You can register as a delegate online by clicking here.

We have a permanent office in New Delhi, so will be attending on the 7th and 8th of January.

It is great to meet up with publishers and other suppliers from India and around the world, so if you are attending the NDWBF next month please let us know. We’re especially keen to meet up with new publishers and find interesting new titles – so if you’re currently looking to expand your international market with the major distribution partner for India and South Asia, we’re the people to talk to.

Join Us At The New Delhi World Book Fair in January 2018!

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Hot on the tail of Christmas, our team will be attending the New Delhi World Book Fair in New Delhi, India, between the 6th and 14th January 2018. As India’s premier literary Expo, the World Book Fair is the best annual opportunity to connect with emerging businesses and established players in the Indian publishing industry, See the latest titles, and stay informed on all the trade news.

Whether you are a wholesaler, independent bookseller, online retailer or even an aspiring publisher or author, the World Book Fair is the event to attend if you’re interested in the dynamic world of Indian literature.

All the main publishers will be represented, including many of the 750 Indian publishing houses with whom we have an export partnership.

Meet Our Team

We are proud to be attending, where we will be available to discuss our stock holding, upcoming publications and promotional plans for the coming year. We are always delighted with the cross-section of Publishers and suppliers from India, Asia and beyond who we meet at the World Book Fair. So if you are in New Delhi in January or are attending the Book Fair, it would be great to meet up.

For UK customers, let us know if you want us to source anything by email at barbara@motilalbooks.com, or by phone on 01727 761 677. If you are based in India, the number to use is (+11) 27 700 244, and our email address is raysbooksofindia@gmail.com

This Year’s World Book Fair Theme

The upcoming event – the 26th World Book Fair to be held in New Delhi, has seen unprecedented interest from Indian and foreign publishers. Every year the Book Fair has a different theme, with the 2018 fair being dedicated to the topics of environment and climate change. The coming Book Fair will also celebrate the long-standing partnerships between Indian and European publishing businesses, with wholesalers and Indo-European publishers being strongly represented.

With a full schedule of interesting speakers, cultural programmes, book signings and fringe events, there will be something of interest for everyone in the publishing industry.

Event Details & Accommodation

Find out more by visiting the World Book Fair website. Participants can also download a free copy of the book fair brochure by clicking here. There are hundreds of affordably priced hotels in New Delhi and regular flights from the UK, but the most competitive deals are likely to book up quickly. We recommend visiting the New Delhi link on booking.com to secure yourself a good deal on accommodation.

We hope to see you in New Delhi for another great World Book Fair!