We have planned the following sessions for PN’13.

Panel Discussions:

  • Indian Content and its Global Future

  • The way forward for Indian language publishing

  • The future of e-publishing in India

  • Cross-border trade within the SAARC region:
    Trading rights, understanding book preferences among readers, co-publishing opportunities, translation opportunities

  • Producing readers for Indian languages

  • Is the Indian reader changing?

  • Developing Book Retail


  • Working with poetry. This workshop will discuss the nuances of publishing poetry by juxtaposing the environment in India with that of France and discussing issues related to the encouragement of poetry as also its marketing.
    Conducted by Aurélia Lassaque »

  • Film and TV adaptations: Insight into the adaptation rights sale process – stories that work (and those that don’t), developing the pitch, commercial terms and related aspects.
    Conducted by Dhruvank Vaidya

  • Strategies for trading rights: Understanding the rights trade, preparing oneself, things to remember

  • Online book retail: Understanding the trends, issues and future projections, getting on board, developing a robust relationship with online retailers

  • Strategic Book Marketing: Strategies rather than techniques, development of communities around books, addressing social media concerns

  • Development of e-books: Step-by-step initiation into e-book development, with a special focus on Indian languages

  • Incorporating e-commerce in your website: Technologies and competencies needed so that publishers can allow purchases from their own website, managing the sales process in-house

Insight Talks:

  • by Vijay Sampath, CEO of ACK Media », on the challenges and opportunities in managing multiple brands within one publishing house.

  • by Anusha Yadav, founder of the Indian Memory Project », on how the concepts of preservation and archiving have evolved with the advent of the Internet.

  • by Shabnam Aggarwal, founder of the Millee Project, exploring how mobile technologies could be used to foster education, whether to help kids (especially those in rural India) learn, or evaluate them or make content digitally accessible to them.

Please note that these sessions may be changed depending on suggestions from the audience, availability of speakers, etc.