New Delhi Rights Table


It is one of the exciting features of NDWBF which will take place on 11 and 12 January 2016. The New Delhi Rights Table offers B2B match making sessions between publishers in a refreshingly new business ambience. The unique format of this event enables exhibitors to book their own Rights Table, meet each other, present their products and ideas, and also finalize their interests and agreements for transfer of translation and other rights of books available in English, Hindi and other Indian languages.
National Book Trust, India, is pleased to invite you to participate in the NDWBF 2016.


As part of the New Delhi World Book Fair, the NBT, India is organizing the New Delhi Rights Table from 11-12 January 2016.   We look forward to your participation. 

The New Delhi Rights Table:

As part of its effort to promote Indian Books Abroad and to facilitate business interactions to buy/sell translation rights between Indian publishers and foreign publishers, the National Book Trust, India is organising the New Delhi Rights Table. 

Why New Delhi Rights Table:

The New Delhi Rights Table would provide a unique opportunity for publishers from across the world to meet each other on a one-to-one basis to tentatively finalize their interest and agreements for transfer of translation rights available in English, Hindi and other Indian languages. 

11-12 January 2016 at New Delhi as a part of New Delhi World Book Fair 2016. 

Registration Process:

a)     The NBT would facilitate prior appointments among publishers to interact with each other.

b)     The publishers interested to participate at the Rights Table may register for participation by  20th November 2015.

c)     The list of such participants would be circulated amongst all the publishers who have registered for the Rights Table by 4th December 2015

d)     The publishers would be required to send the list of publishers they would like to meet during the Rights Table forum by 11 December 2015.

e)     Confirmation of such appointments and the time would be communicated to each publisher by 21 December 2015.

f)      All participants should bring a copy each of the books available for sale of translation rights along with a brief write up on the book and author in English. 

Registration Fee:
Foreign publishers:                    No registration fee
Indian publishers:                      Rs. 2500/- (non refundable)

Financial Assistance from NBT for Translation:

All the agreements signed during the Rights Table Forum in February for Indian books into foreign languages may be considered for NBT’s financial assistance program subject to meeting the conditions of the scheme. 

Contact Person:
Benny Kurian
Rights Translation and Acquisition Officer
National Book Trust, India
Nehru Bhavan, 5, Institutional Area,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110 070
Tel. +91-11-2670764: Mobile: +91-9868268105