Get ready for India’s first ever virtual literary festival

Called Kindle LitFestX, this fest will probably mark the advent of virtual literary festivals in India.

Kindle presents India’s first virtual literary festival, Kindle LitFestX.

To be held from October 23 to November 01, 2015, the literary fest has on board popular Indian authors Ashwin Sanghi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Raghav Bahl, Dr. R A Mashelkar and Deepa Prahalad, who will host virtual sessions for the readers!

On Friday, Amazon announced kindle’s partnership with Leapvault, a knowledge media firm, to bring forth India’s first virtual literary festival.

Authors from across continents and across genres of writing including Olivier Lafont, Ashwin Sanghi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Rujuta Diwekar, Raghav Bahl, Rachel Kelly, Dr. R A Mashelkar, Cornelia Funke, Jon Turney, Keki Daruwala, Deepa Prahalad, Altaf Tyrewala, Ashok Banker, Farrukh Dhondy, Ira Trivedi, Sagarika Ghose, Anand Neelakantan, Preeti Shenoy, Ravi Subramanian, Kiran Manral, Sandeep Unnithan, Raza Rumi,Krishna Shastri Devulapalli, Tavleen Singh, Durjoy Datta, Cyrus Broacha, Sudeep Nagarkar, Kunal Vijayakar, Mihir Sharma, Marion Molteno and Madhuri Banerjee have confirmed their participation in Kindle LitFestX. The 10-day virtual festival will leverage digital platforms including YouTube Live, Google Hangout, Facebook and Twitter among others to offer an interactive experience for readers and authors, including book readings and virtual book launches. The focus is to encourage and inspire readers and non-readers across geographies to read, discuss and debate on a common platform.

Sanjeev Jha, director, kindle content, said, “Kindle LitFestX celebrates the love of reading. We look forward to creating a unique platform with something for every reader and author through India’s first virtual literary extravaganza.”