Book Fair Author Nomination Period Closed!

Attention 2007 Book Fair Exhibitors!!

The author nomination period is now closed. Unfortunately, due to an overwhelming response and a shorter period for author readings this year, we’ve had to decline many authors. Our selection process is largely first-come-first-serve, with additional consideration given to the diversity of genres represented. This process is in no way affected by the perceived quality or content of the works represented.

The Read-a-ton will take place over the weekend during the following times:

  • Saturday, December 1 – 10:30am to 11:45am
  • Sunday, December 2 – 11:15am to 11:45am

The list of readers and time assignments will be given shortly – please check the blog for any updates! All readers who have been accepted will be contacted, either directly or through their publisher. Presses: please have author contact info and short bio ready (if you have not already sent it).

Thank you all so much for your interest in participating in this year’s Author Read-a-thon! Please direct any questions or concerns to 212-764-7021.

Hotel Accommodations Update!

bookfair1.jpgWe recommend that you book your hotel reservations as soon as possible, in order to find less expensive accommodations during the busy holiday season.

The list of hotels below isn’t comprehensive by any means, but is a fair representation. It also includes several hotels located on the same block as the NYCIP. All rates are for a single room for two adults. Many of the hotels seem to offer an AAA discount, so when making reservations, we recommend you mention if you are a AAA member. Also note that rates in Brooklyn may be cheaper, and that Hotel Reservations Network has discounted rates at over 50 hotels in New York.

Various hotel booking websites can be found below.

For your convenience, this information contains up-to-date pricing as well as contact information. Prices listed do not include tax.

Affinia Dumont
150 East 34th Street
212-481-7600
From $432/night 

The Algonquin
59 West 44th Street
212-840-6800
From $579/night

Doubletree Metropolitan
569 Lexington Avenue
212-752-7000
From $299/night

Hotel QT
125 West 45th Street
212-354-2323
From $325/night

Hotel Sofitel
45 West 44th Street
212-354-8844
From $609/night

Hotel Stanford
43 West 32nd Street
800-365-1114
From $309/night

The Iroquois
49 West 44th Street
212-840-3080
From $529/night

The Milford Plaza
270 West 45th Street
1-800-311-4307
From $380/night

New York Helmsley
212 East 42nd Street
212-490-8900
From $415/night

The Mansfield
12 West 44th Street
212-277-8700
From $399/night

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street, Brooklyn
888-436-3759
From $459/night

The Pod Hotel (formerly The Pickwick Arms)
230 East 51st Street
212-355-0300
From $139/night

Royalton
44 West 44th Street
212-869-4400
From $799/night

Super 8
59 West 46th Street
212-719-2300
From $389.99/night

The Time
224 West 49th Street
877-846-3692
From $339/night

For reservations, you can book online at www.hoteldiscount.com. Other websites with discounted hotel rooms include www.expedia.com, www.hotels.com, www.hotwire.com, www.priceline.com, www.quikbook.com, and www.travelocitycom. We also suggest checking www.newyork.craigslist.org for private rentals. Bed and Breakfast accommodations are another option.

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