Penguin Random House, HarperCollins Publishers and Simon & Schuster had already canceled even as the convention’s organizer, ReedPOP, postponed BookExpo and BookCon from May to July.
In a statement Thursday, show manager Jenny Martin said the gatherings, which traditionally attract tens of thousands, were still planned. The events are to be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, which New York state has converted to a medical facility.
“No one is operating business as usual because business is not usual,” Martin said. “Our customers know the door is open and the dialogue will continue now through July about how we come together as an industry and survive this.”
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