The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will not be the only event in the pink city that book lovers will be seen thronging this winter. Running parallel to the JLF will be the Jaipur Book Mark (JBM), a three-day forum, for publishers, agents, rights holders and literary content producers.

Launched by Teamwork Arts, the JBM will be held from January 18 to 20 at Narain Niwas Palace, near the Diggy Palace, the JLF’s regular venue.

The conference will host six sessions, each looking at different aspects of the publishing industry, from self-publishing to e-books, digital content to distribution.

The sessions will be followed by an extended networking lunch with scope for meeting and personal interaction. There will be a cocktail reception in the evenings, which will provide further opportunities to circulate and interact. The JBM is expected to bring together 100 key publishing professionals in its first edition.

“Teamwork Arts is proud to present the first edition of the JBM. This event will help further the (interests of the publishing) industry at a time when the literary world’s focus is on Jaipur.” said Sanjoy K. Roy of Teamwork Arts.

The JBM is being held with the support of the Republic of Norway and NORLA (Norwegian fiction and non-fiction abroad), a government funded, non-commercial foundation working for the promotion of Norwegian literature to other countries.

“NORLA, together with the Norwegian Embassy, is very excited to take part in the new initiative,” said Margit Walsø, Director, Norla.

“We look forward to exploring more possibilities for Norwegian literature in India through this partnership, and welcome everyone to meet us at the Book Mark.” said Ms. Walsø.

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