German Book Office (GBO) New Delhi, which began its operations in 2008, is a joint venture between the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
As such it has a dual mandate of promoting the commercial activities of Frankfurt Book Fair in the South Asian region along with the cultural aspect of promoting the exchange of German and Indian (including neighboring countries) literature between the two regions. We work with partner across the board, some of which include publishing firms, publishing serve providers, government agencies, cultural institutions, book fairs, international agencies and educational institutes. We also work with individuals in various capacities such as translators, authors, editors and illustrators.
In balancing both culture and commerce, we have set out clear aims to achieve both.
"In Between Languages: Making Translations Work" was the slogan for the Translators’ Workshop at New Delhi World Book Fair. Jointly organized by the German Book Office New Delhi, Max Mueller Bhavan and Pro Helvetia, this workshop set out to train 26 young and confirmed translators translating from German into English and Indian languages.
The sales volume for the industry as a whole declined by 0.8 per cent in 2012, to 9.52 billion euros
Thus, after seven years of growth the total sales volume has now fallen slightly for the second year in a row – although the decline in 2012 is less significant than the 1.4 per cent fall in 2011. As in recent years, the biggest gains in sales in 2012 were achieved by the mail order book trade (+6.3 per cent), and once again this growth was down the online trade (+10.4 per cent; pure mail order trade: -13.9 per cent).
Book Market Germany (as of 2013)
This February, Delhi was a buzz for publishing professionals as GLOBALOCAL took place on 12 & 13 February 2015. This annual event was again successful in providing plenty of opportunities to engage in focused interactions, targeted conversations, topical workshops, experts’ discussions and more.
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