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[BBF09] Our titles must be good

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.. since somebody tried to shop-lift couple of them yesterday. Unfortunately for him, since I am a nervous first time retail shop operator, I keep a keen eye. Moreover he chose to take a book out of the only two in the stack – pretty easy to get caught on that one. Anyway, I am hoping this was the only attempt and we have not lost any more to these things.

We have also been giving away free bookmarks at Pothi.com stall and they seem to amuse a lot of people. While children usually like the one in chocolate color with gift boxes on it, grownups love the one with following quote from Shashi Tharoor:

I was a typically Indian child: I spoke Malayalam to my mother, English to my father, Hindi to our driver, Bengali to our domestic help and Sanskrit to God.

Here is the link to the full article on India’s linguistic diversity from where this quote has been taken. One of the aims of Pothi.com is to make publishing easier and more transparent for regional language authors also. In the festival, we have only couple of Hindi and one Telugu book on display although we have a larger number available on our store. We will be looking to raise these numbers even more in times to come.

2 Comments

  1. Not surprising. Shoplifting is very common at exhibitions. TOI has this report just today here. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/A-nation-of-shoplifters-India-No1-in-retail-theft/articleshow/5213857.cms

    Anyway, with the discounts offered we hope buyers realise that they are a steal anyway!

  2. What is the motivation? steal and sell? or good reader have no money to buy books? Did this person have any choice?

    In general, what kind of people show interest in our stall? students? professionals?

    We all are eager to see pictures.
    Thanks for all your effort.
    Bala

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