The two-day event kickstarted on 30th October 2020, adding a new chapter in the history of the Book Fair.
Delhi Book Fair, one of the most prestigious literary events in India is going to be organized online this year. Due to the worldwide pandemic, The Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) decided to take the virtual route this time around.
In an official statement, the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) said, “We (FIP) have been organizing the Delhi Book Fair for the past 25 years. The event sees pioneers of the publishing industry, prominent authors, reputed institutes, and a vast audience of book readers from across the country. Every year, the exhibition is held at ITPO i.e. India Trade Promotion Organization but this year, the Delhi Book Fair 2020 will be held virtually and on a global scale.”
Delhi Book Fair 2020 has appointed Frontlist as its media partner to help reach out to audiences in India and abroad.
Digital To The Rescue
Having gone through a difficult period all through the pandemic, FIP decided to put faith in the digital tools and platforms and move ahead with the yearly event.
As the official statement added further, “With the digital innovation in the event industry, the FIP has decided to adopt technology to reach a global and diverse audience this year. The federation has partnered with PragatiE, a digital event hosting platform, to co-host this event. The event aims to remove the physical and geographical limitations for both the visitors and the exhibitors by providing a digital platform to connect and interact on.”
Digital Participation, The Road Ahead
FIP is estimating a global and diverse audience with official statement projecting expected numbers at, “…2 lakh visitors, 100+ exhibitors and 20+ sponsors from all over the globe.”
And to keep the young minds involved with the yearly literary event, FIP has invited “…over 17000 schools, numerous colleges, institutes, and their students to be a part of this phenomenal literary event. The event will be an amalgamation of innovation, technology, and literary community for the world to witness from the comfort of their homes.”
Networking Made Easy
Literary events like Delhi Book Fair provide immense opportunities to expand one’s network and help the overall growth of the industry. With this year’s virtual event, FIP is hopeful of replicating the same if not doing more. FIP added in its statement, “Interaction with authors, publishers and other visitors has always provided a ground for networking to the participants of Delhi Book Fair and this year will be no different. We are organizing various activities and games for the visitors, interactive seminars, and virtual book readings to make this an engaging success.”
The two-day event is live now from 30th to 31st October 2020.