Amarnath Verma, Chairman of Star Publication which publishes ethnic books and dictionaries, said, “This year the revenue for the first day has increased by 150 percent as compared to 2012.”

The day also saw book release function by Kant Darshan Publishers and painting competition by B Jain publishers.

M.L. Bhatia, assistant editor (Punjabi), National Book Trust of India, said that apart from fiction, children books and life histories were a major attraction for the visitors this year.

The book fair was inaugurated on Friday at Delhi's Pragati Maidan.


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