Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pune hosts Marathi literary meet

Marathi publishers are gearing up for the stalls at the 83rd Marathi Sahitya Sammelan — theall-India Marathi literary meet — which will be inaugurated in Pune on March 25. The three-day event will host 310 book stalls, which are expected to sell titles worth over a crore of rupees.

As is usually the case, Mumbai publishers have also shown keen interest in the event, with around 40 from Mumbai participating. “We will be offering 21 schemes for purchasing the books, so that it inspires people to buy more books. We will put up 1,000 titles and even a few English titles,” said Mukund Bhagwat of Mauj Prakashan.

“Maharashtrians look forward to the meet as it is an occasion to purchase some really good and rare titles. The sale of books easily crosses over a crore of rupees, and this time we expect an even better business,” said Ashok Kothavale of Majestic Publishers.

Full report here DNA

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