A booming industry

TIME magazine has a report on the Jaipur Lit Festival and also a wee bit about the state of the publishing industry in India.

The Indian market, despite being considered one of the fastest growing in the world for English language titles, is unique in the world. Unlike in the U.S., where purists lament the disappearance of the independent bookshop from Main Street, three quarters of India’s estimated 2000 bookstores are small, independent dealers, the majority of which still don’t use computers to track sales.

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