Last Month, I made my first Bookish Haul. It was the first one after launching this blog. I purchased these books during a Festive Sale on Bookchor. I got these 5 books for INR 310. There's one hardback and 4 paperbacks. Here I share their pics along with the blurb. 1. What to do when someone … Continue reading Bookish Haul – Mar’17
My wishlist is growing day by day. There are books that have been in it since last year & there are others that have found a place in it just the last month. The reason that I haven't purchased these till now is that I haven't felt the dire need to purchase them yet. Budget … Continue reading Books in My Wishlist…
Books are like treasure for bibliophiles like me. I adore books. Sometimes, mesmerized by their beauty, I just keep looking at them. Isn't that one of the best feelings in the world? Well, everybody won't say, yes! But people like me would certainly agree. Of late, I've got some new books. My evenings these days … Continue reading Let’s meet some new friends
I guess most of you are curious to know this… Go ahead. And do share if you didn’t buy a book because of demonetisation.
Daryaganj’s Sunday book market. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/Original source: Koshy Koshy
Almost fifty days since Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that ₹500 and ₹1000 ceased to remain legal tender – or as the media termed it, ‘demonetisation’ – and large parts of the country are still reeling from his decision’s impact.
While the disruption has affected all aspects of daily life, we decided to specifically take a look at after-effects on the publishing, especially areas such as casual labour-intensive tasks, freight and sales of books in metros and smaller cities.
Ravi Deecee, CEO of one of the largest publishers in Kerala, DC Books, said, ‘Unlike in the metro cities and other urban suburbs, book sales has been affected considerably. The demonetization effects still ripples across, even today, because of the kind of statements being made by the Central Government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which makes…
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