A leaf from Book launch at Odyssey, 8/6/2015

I happened to attend the launch of the book ‘Chanakya in you’   at Odyssey   book store which  I felt should be emulated  by  other  hosts  who organize similar events.   The M.C.  stepped in  to give a  very brief   introduction of the chief guest and the author. The chief guest, a senior Police official  kept the audience  spell bound with his extempore speech  which was relevant to the occasion ( he  also appeared very knowledgeable  on subjects  other  than his own) .The author too in his  eloquent  introduction to his book  aroused  the interest   of  the audience  without  resorting to any marketing strategies to buy his book. The Q and A too  was as interesting and lively  as the launch of the book.

The gathering  of  about 60 -70 people comprised   the genuinely interested  in literary events. The refreshments  offered   constituted a cup of good tea and   ginger biscuits unlike ‘a treat’    in posh hotels which   becomes the main attraction  to most  of the audience.

n.meeraraghavendra rao

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2 thoughts on “A leaf from Book launch at Odyssey, 8/6/2015

  1. Professor V Raghavan

    Which Odysssey shop you are referring to? Who was the sponsor of the event?

    Odyssey Book Stores in Chennai

    Odyssey-Tiruvanmiyur Book Store, Stationery Store, Toys Shop, Fancy & Gift shop, Audio & Video Shop
    Odyssey-Adyar Book Store, Stationery Store, Toys Shop, Fancy & Gift shop, Audio & Video Shop
    Odyssey-Abhiramapuram East Book Store, Stationery Store, Toys Shop, Fancy & Gift shop, Audio & Video Shop
    Odyssey-St Thomas Mount Book Store, Toys Shop, Fancy & Gift shop, Stationery Store, Audio & Video Shop
    Odyssey-Ethiraj Salai Book Store, Toys Shop, Fancy & Gift shop, Stationery Store, Audio & Video Shop
    Odyssey-Teynampet Book Store, Toys Shop, Fancy & Gift shop, Audio & Video Shop
    Odyssey-Guindy Book Store, Toys Shop, Fancy & Gift shop, Stationery Store, Audio & Video Shop
    Odyssey-Sholinganallur Book Store, Audio & Video Shop, Toys Shop

  2. The Odessey store at Adyar where I launched my book ‘journalism-think out of the box’ .The authors don’t have any sponsors and the audience are not in large numbers like in other Book club events where authors are also hosts offering High Tea at Star hotels which becomes the main attraction to non literary sections of people!

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