New Delhi: â€œA book is a dream that you hold in your hand. A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking itâ€ said Sandeep Marwah President of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry as a special invitee at World Book Fair, Pragati Maidan New Delhi.
The New Delhi World Book Fair is Indiaâ€™s oldest book fair organized by the National Book Trust India. in association with India Trade Promotion Organization annually at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Apart from publication, NBT promotes national readership policies and also supports the growing markets of neighboring countries. The National Centre for Childrenâ€™s Literature (NCCL), a wing of NBT organizes events for children in the Childrenâ€™s pavilion to promote childrenâ€™s literature and the national â€˜Readers Clubâ€™ movement.
India is the third biggest market for English publications with almost 12,000 publishers that publish around 90,000 titles a year in more than 18 languages. Indiaâ€™s main publishing output is in the various Indian languages.