Kindle presents India’s first virtual literary festival - Kindle LitFestX

To be held from October 23 to November 01, 2015; Organized by Leapvault, Popular Indian authors including Ashwin Sanghi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Raghav Bahl, Dr. R A Mashelkar and Deepa Prahalad to host virtual sessions


Bengaluru, September 21, 2015: Amazon today announced that Kindle has partnered with Leapvault, a knowledge media firm, to present India’s first virtual literary festival – the Kindle LitFestX from October 23, 2015 to November 01, 2015. Popular Indian authors including Ashwin Sanghi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Raghav Bahl, Dr. R A Mashelkar and Deepa Prahalad have confirmed to part of the first season of LitFestX.

The 10 day virtual festival will leverage digital platforms including YouTube Live, Google Hangout, Facebook, Twitter, amongst 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.

Commenting on the launch,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.”.

Kumaar Bagrodia, CEO, Leapvault, said “I wanted to create a platform that would provide an opportunity for people across India (and abroad) to get access to literary works and thinkers in a format that this generation understands and are comfortable with: digital and social. Kindle is a great digital experience for readers and we are excited about our partnership with Kindle for the inaugural season of LitFestx.”

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About LeapVault

LeapVault is a premier knowledge media and executive development company. It works with leading corporates, institutions and governments to curate unique platforms that provide exceptional learning experiences. Litfestx a platform created and owned by LeapVault has leading stalwarts as its patrons including Kiran Karnik, former president of Nasscom; Ravi Venkatesan, former Chairman of Microsoft India; Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting Editor of India Today Group; R Jagannathan, Editor, Firstpost.com; Parthasarathi Swami, Editor, Knowledge@Wharton Asia.

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