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Original Sankirtan Newsletters from 1974

Offering to Srila Prabhupada

We offer our respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvati Goswami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanya and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.

Srila Prabhupada Ki Jaya!

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Massive Increase in Arabic and Farsi Book Points
Now extended into 2021!

Small Arabic and Farsi books are 3 points
Medium Arabic books are 4 points
Mahabig Arabic books are 6 points

Points for Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrita sets have now been doubled!
Each SB set is now 72 points and 18 mahabig books.
Each CC set is now 36 points and 9 mahabig books.
List your SB and CC sets separately and do not add them in with your mahabig book totals.
Let us know they are listed separately or they will be subtracted from your mahabig book totals

WSN point system

As of January 1, 2009 the BBT Trustees decided to simplify the book point system by eliminating the difference between hard and soft-cover books. They now have the same point value. The new point system is now:

Magazines (10-50 pages) 0.1 points
Small books (50-150 pages) 0.25 points
Medium books (150-300 pages)0.5 points
Big books (300-500 pages) 1.0 points
Mahabig books (500+ pages) 2.0 points
1-yr BTG subs non-English 2.5 points
1-yr BTG subs English 5.0 points
SB sets (18 mahabig books) 72 points
CC sets (9 mahabig books) 36 points

Book Distribution Seminar Video
Video of Vaisesika dasa's presentation - tips and inspiration

The Art of Book Distribution Introduction video The Art of Book Distribution    (video 4 min.)
Introduction - Vaisesikha dasa
The Ambassador of Good Will video Ambassadors of Good Will    (video 38 min.)
The Art of Book Distribution - Vaisesikha dasa
Six Easy Methods of Book Distribution video Six Easy Methods of Book Distribution    (video 25 min.)
The Art of Book Distribution - Vaisesikha dasa
The Four Ironclad Laws video The Four Ironclad Laws of Book Distribution    (video 12 min.)
The Art of Book Distribution - Vaisesikha dasa
How to Sell a Bhagavad Gita video How to Sell a Bhagavad Gita on its Own Merits    (video 58 min.)
The Art of Book Distribution - Vaisesikha dasa
The Seven Secrets video The Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Book Distributors    (video 37 min.)
The Art of Book Distribution - Vaisesikha dasa
How to Sell a Full Set video How to Sell a Full Set of Srimad Bhagavatams    (video 24 min.)
The Art of Book Distribution - Vaisesikha dasa

World Enlightenment Day

One million books in one day!

December, 2020
Special thanks to those temples who make the extra effort.


Graphs display monthly and yearly totals for individuals, temples, countries,
continents and the world, including big, medium and small book distribution.
The Name Index page can be sorted by country/temple, points, etc.
Results for 1979 have been added.
We are puzzled?! See below. Please help!

Listen to Srila Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada on book distribution  

"Please distribute books, distribute books..."  

"Kindly help me..."  

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Wanted! European scores for 1987 and 1988

We are in the process of compiling scores from 1987 and 1988. Thanks to Prema Sankirtan dasa, we have about half of the issues of Parama Karuna, the North European sankirtan newsetter for 1987. We are in urgent need of European scores for 1988. If you know of any old sankirtan newsletters please let us know.

Can you help us solve these puzzles?

What temples do these names refer to in the 1982/1983 Sankirtan Newsletters?

1982 Mahavan(S)
1982 Santipura(M)     (Hungarian Farm)
1983 Ramakeli(L)
1983 Gupta Dhama(L)
1983 Godruma(S)     (Vienna)
1983 Prahladadesa(S)

We have no idea...

Clues: Godruma was the top small temple for 1983. Devotees listed from Godruma included: Jayagurudeva d, Jagadananda d, Haribolananda d, Varahadeva d, and Sadhusanga d. The editor's guess is Vienna, and that is where I have put it for now.

Please email Mayapur Sasi dasa at if you know any answers.

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