Bangalore Book Festival: Bangalore Book Festival is an annual event, bringing over a hundred publishers and book stores from all over India to Bangalore. It is a delightful occasion and a must visit for all book-lovers in Bangalore and near by. In 2008, it was a 10 day event with over 300 stalls and an estimated 500,000 visitors. This year, Book Festival is scheduled to run from 5th Nov, 2009 to 16th Nov, 2009.
Last year, Pothi.com launched 5 of its titles during the book festival along with a book reading session and tarot card reading by Anupa Patri. Here are some pictures from the last year. This year we are going one step further and setting up a stall for all the independent and self-publishing authors on a cost sharing basis.
Benefits for upcoming authors: This is an excellent opportunity for new authors to put their work in front of a whole lot of book-lovers. Authors will get a chance to showcase their books to a large crowd of book lovers, generate sales and also gain wider visibility. For details of participation, please read below.
If you have published a title through Pothi.com or if your book is listed on Pothi.com's store, you can participate in the Bangalore Book Festival on a cost sharing basis. The more authors participate, the lower will be the charges per head.
- Fill up this form to express interest in participation.
- You will receive the invoice and other details in e-mail.
Pothi.com Authors' group: If you are not on Pothi.com author's list, you are missing out on lots of opportunities and helpful discussions. Subscribe to the group of Pothi.com authors and browse archives for more details on book festival and other marketing opportunities.
Best of Pothi.com: We are also bringing out a compilation of writings of Pothi.com authors. It is called "Best of Pothi.com" and you can nominate your entry for the same. The details are available in the archives of the above group and ongoing discussions.
We believe in creating a support platform for all the independent/self-published authors. So, even if you have had no past association with Pothi.com in any way, you can participate in the Book Festival through us.
- Pay a fee of Rs. 1000/- towards the common expense of taking and managing the stall. Go here to make the payment.
- Ship your books to us latest by 4th Nov, 2009. We recommend to send a minimum of 10 copies for the 10-day festival. You can ship more if you want. Our address is
Mudranik Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
#202, Scion Avenue
4th 'A' cross, Kaggadaspura
Bangalore - 560093 If you are in Bangalore, you can instead drop the books at our office yourself. Please confirm availability by writing to email@example.com beforehand.
- 70% of the total sales of your book will go to you. After the festival is over, you can either collect the unsold copies from our office or have them shipped back at your expense or choose to have them listed on Pothi.com's online store.
For further details and queries, please write to us through the contact form.