This year's JUMPSTART conference will be held on 25th-26th August, 2011 in Delhi.
Children’s books constitute a significant and growing part of the Indian book market. They make up between 34-40% of the total publishing output, yet it is still an area of ‘book hunger’ with many more potential readers and buyers than books being published. This segment of the market is one of the fastest growing, and the most robust, but at the moment the market is relatively fluid and unorganized. Also, at present there are very few formal courses or training opportunities for professionals in this field.JUMPSTART aims to fill that gap, bringing together experienced leaders from the world of children’s books, from India and abroad, with professionals here. We hope that this platform encourages and nurtures existing and new talent, and innovative ways of presenting children’s content in India.WHAT’S JUMPSTART 2011 ALL ABOUT?JUMPSTART is back: bigger, better – and well and truly Out of the Box!In the fast-changing world of children’s books, innovation is the name of the game. It’s time to think different: to stay one step ahead of the present and take an imaginative leap into the future.We invite you to come and hear leading experts from India and across the world share their experiences of innovations and experiments; and to learn from each other about potential opportunities and possible pitfalls. With a packed programme of inspirational talks, hands-on workshops and networking sessions, JUMPSTART 2011 is the place to be for anyone interested in the future of children’s books in India.