Kolkata Book Fair Sees Rs. 10 Crore Sales So Far; Paperbacks Still A Hit, Say Organizers
Kolkata Book Fair Sees Rs. 10 Crore Sales So Far; Paperbacks Still A Hit, Say Organizers. Books worth around Rs. 10 crore have so far been sold at the 42nd release of International Kolkata Book Fair, an advancement that affirms the adoration for soft cover books even in the present computerized age, feel the coordinators.
KOLKATA: Books worth around Rs. 10 crore have so far been sold at the 42nd version of International Kolkata Book Fair, an improvement that affirms the affection for soft cover books even in the present advanced age, feel the coordinators. On a normal, the book reasonable is seeing a turnout of more than 1 lakh individuals on working days, and it was around 2 lakh amid the most recent end of the week in spite of the difference in scene to Central Park in Salt Lake, Sudhangshu Dey, leader of the Publishers and Booksellers Guild, told PTI here.
The book reasonable, which was opened for open on January 31, would finish up on February 11.
“Dissimilar to in past versions, this time we have seen that the greater part of the guests are purchasing books, for the most part in Bengali. The most noteworthy buy till now has been made by a man from Mumbai, who purchased Bengali titles worth Rs. 1.4 lakh,” he said.
Other high buys in the scope of Rs. 25,000-40,000 have been recorded, Dey stated, including, numerous guests additionally purchased books worth Rs. 5,000-6,000.
“This demonstrates while the present-day age of perusers will without a doubt scan Google for general learning and applicable data, they can’t be weaned far from the possess an aroma similar to soft cover books and bound volumes of works of art and cutting edge fictions,” Dey said.
Russian distributer Alena Novokshonova revealed to PTI that it was a worldwide pattern of new-age perusers adjusting to ebooks and different types of advanced substance, however in the meantime arranging before book shops for crafted by their most loved scholars in the fiction sort.
As indicated by Sahitya Akademi grant victor and veteran Bengali essayist Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay stated, new innovation does not come in the method for time-tried customs like book perusing.
“Regardless of whether I read Anna Karenina or The Idiot in printed words or on the PC or a PC tablet, why it would matter? Love for writing is more vital,” he said.
(This Story originating from NDTV)