The Book Fair Is Gathering on the Third Day, Sales Are Low: The book fair has started to gather in the intoxicating atmosphere of the smell of new books. The Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan premises became popular among the visitors as it was a weekly holiday on the third day on Saturday. However, the sales rate of the publishing houses says that the rate of selling books is low. That is why they have urged to increase the campaign.
Hafizul Islam, manager of Ananya Publications, said, “So far, the sales have not been as expected. I don’t think the campaign is going well. Not sold even after the weekly holiday. Most people are looking at books. Not buying. ”
Mahbub Hossain, a salesman at Akshar Publishing, said, “Sales are lower today than on Friday. Many non-governmental organizations are open on Saturdays, which is why many people could not come to the fair today. I hope the sales will increase as the days go by. ”
Jafrul Islam, the stall in-charge of the talk show, thinks that the readership has decreased due to the book fair not being held on time.
Jafrul Islam said, “Every time the book fair is held in February. But this time it is going back to March. That is why the readership has decreased. As a result, sales are low. Moreover, schools, colleges and universities are closed. Many have left Dhaka. Many do not want to come to the book fair because of Corona. All in all, this time the sale of the book fair has faced some challenges. ”
The Book Fair Is Gathering on the Third Day:
However, most of the book lovers who are buying books are novels. Besides, readers are buying books written about Bangabandhu. Children’s books are also selling relatively well.
Meanwhile, on the third day of the book fair, one hundred and four new books including stories, novels and poems have been published. As there are books by new authors, there are also books by popular authors.
On the same day, a seminar titled ‘Golden Jubilee of Independence: Declaration of Independence was held on the main stage of Bangla Academy. Abul Hossain read the main article in the meeting. Fauzul Azam and Abul Kashem were the negotiators. Khurshid Begum presided over the function.
Poet Shahid Kayes, translator Abdus Selim, and researcher Ankhi Haque discussed their new books on the stage of ‘Lekhak Balchi’, one of the attractions of the book fair. The event was presented by Swakrta Noman, Moni Haider and Mozaffar Hossain. (The Book Fair Is Gathering on the Third Day, Sales Are Low)