Literature festivals: Uniting writers, publishers and readers

Indeed, literature is steadfast on following the corporate footprints replicating its success mode of business conferences and events to spread awareness, enhance readership and bring the community together. I’ve observed it in a host of literary events that have taken place in different cities in India recently. Euphoria is huge in these events. Well, we…

Reading and writing: The tradition must continue

Tradition must continue—of writing and reading thereof. While it is understood that the debate will be around on the mode–print or digital, it must not affect the age-old tradition. Let’s not even decide whether or not it is in the larger interest. It should, however, be left to the discretion of the reader as to…

Online book stores a blessing for authors

A whole new breed of online bookstores such as Flipkart.com, Homeshop18.com, uRead.com, etc has put in a new life in the Indian book world attracting a range of writing enthusiasts to try their hand on wordsmithing and writing creatively. Once considered the tool of a few, these online stores have made it possible for small…

O Printed Books, Thy Doomsday approaching!

It seems that it is now impossible to avert the impending doomsday for the printed books and magazines, among other things. What stands a testimony to this is a latest press release issued by Amazon.com, which has claimed to sell more Kindle books than printed books. Here goes the press note: “Amazon began selling hardcover…

Coffee Table Books

Coffee table books are fast catching up in India. As states a press release, “They are basically hardcover but portable books which come in variety of options and are aimed at anyone who might pick the book up for a read. Nowadays there is a significant increase in people even getting their wedding albums, pictures…