New Delhi: Rajkamal Prakashan Group, India’s leading publishing house, witnessed an unprecedented response to its first-ever online book fair. About 1.5 lakh readers from all over the country and abroad participated in the 16-day online book fair. This online book fair was organized at a time when the Delhi World Book Fair which was to be held in January was postponed due to the pandemic. Because of this, there was an atmosphere of despair and sadness among all book lovers. Rajkamal Prakashan’s initiative to organize the online book fair has delighted literary minds not only in India but also abroad.
Rajkamal’s online book fair, held from January 16 to 31, brought together more than 145,000 readers from over 40 countries on a single platform. Among them were around 16,000 readers who for the first time connected with Rajkamal through this fair. Most readers came from cities like Lucknow, Delhi, Patna, Jaipur. In a historic first, readers from over 40 countries joined this show, readers from countries like America, China, UK, Canada, Nepal, UAE, France, -Bas, Turkey, Russia, Japan, Bhutan, Italy, Malaysia. , Brazil and Surinam showed great interest.
Commenting on the success of the Rajkamal Online Book Fair, Amod Maheshwari, CEO of Rajkamal Publications Group, said the enthusiasm and support from readers was overwhelming. A large number of new readers joined us during this period. It was our first online book fair, the response and love from readers inspired us to organize such events in the future as well. In view of the pandemic situation, we would like to assure all book lovers and readers that we will continue to hold such online book fairs in the future as well.
During this fair, Ashok Kumar Pandey’s book ‘Savarkar: Kala Pani aur Uske Baad’, Krishna Kalpit’s poetry collection ‘Rekhte Ke Beej’, Kumar Ambuj’s poetry collection ‘Upshashak’, the novel of Nilesh Raghuvanshi ‘Shahar got hard kilometer’ new books launched etc. On the occasion of the Republic Day, many important books related to the country’s freedom and democracy have been specially made available to readers in the “Republic of Words” category. On the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s death, many books focusing on his life and thoughts were also made available to readers. Books entering the ‘Editor’s Choice’ category attracted readers during the fair and there was a high demand for ‘Rachnawali’ by various authors.
It should be noted that the decision to hold this online book fair by Rajkamal Prakashan Group was taken due to the postponement of the World Book Fair, so that all book lovers can enjoy the online book fair. and get their favorite books sitting at home.