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.”