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BookExpo America Moved One Week Earlier

Officials at BookExpo America (BEA) have moved the book conference one week earlier for 2013, expecting to decrease hotel prices for attendees by ten to twenty percent.

The conference is now scheduled for Thursday, May 30th through Saturday, June 1st. The Book Blogger Conference and Remainders & Gift Pavilions will both open on Wednesday, May 29th.

Show manager Steve Rosato explained in the release: “This shift addresses the #1 issue that was out of BEA’s control which was the hotel prices in New York City. This works to everyone’s advantage … most notably, for our attendees, especially the ABA for whom hotel costs are a top priority. We are pleased to deliver this better alternative which will unequivocally deliver significant savings to all our participants in 2013. Simply put, BEA can provide more lodging at a lower rate and we are able to secure larger blocks in the most popular hotels with these dates.”

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Neil Young to Speak at BookExpo America

Rock legend Neil Young will headline an event at this year’s BookExpo America. “A Conversation with Neil Young” will take place on June 6th.

Young (pictured, in 1970) will be talking about his forthcoming memoir Waging Heavy Peace. When Young’s book deal was first announced, Young said that “writing books fit me like a glove.” The event is free, but seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

BEA show manager Steve Rosato had this statement in the release: “This appearance will be a highlight of our show and I am sure it will live on as one of our great all time moments in BEA history. I have no doubt that on Wednesday, June 6 at 12 noon just about everyone in the Javits Center will be packed into the Special Events Hall!”

BEA Will Return to Three Day Format in 2011

bealog2010.pngToday BookExpo America announced that the annual publishing conference will return to a three-day schedule next year, stretching the festival over three weekdays in 2011.

BEA Show Director Steve Rosato shared the news on the BEA blog, The Bean. Rosato noted that a number of guests “genuinely like the 2 day format,” but the change will help ease crowded schedules.

Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: “While our mantra has been quality versus quantity–there is a reality of what people can accomplish in 2 full days … In the end while many people liked BEA as a 2 day show – more people need BEA to be a 3 day show. We will remain mid week with the show days being Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday. My plan right now is to keep the conference program on Monday because the impact of the conference this year running on Tuesday without competing with the show floor was tremendous.”