Amar Ekushey Book Fair that drew to an end on February 28 fetched the publishers and writers sales revenue of over Tk80 crore in primary estimation.
This is phenomenal in the sense that the sale proceeds saw more than seven times jump over the past five years.
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Infographic showing the yearly rise both in book volumes and sale proceeds | UNB
The book fair, one of the biggest in the world, also witnessed yearly rise in number of books getting published.
Some 4,590 books had hit the month-long Ekushey Book Fair this February whereas the number was 2,963 five years back.