ABA drops hotel prices for BEA

For the first time in many years, the American Booksellers Association is looking at empty rooms in its conference hotels at the upcoming BookExpo America. According to Publishers Lunch, prices at the main Brooklyn hotel are dropping to $159/night to reflect the current freefall of Manhattan hotel prices.

Publishers Lunch also predicts that attendance will be down this year at BEA, although not as low as last year’s show in Los Angeles.