Bookmakingblog has the first of its highlights of last weekends Self-Publishing Book Expo, held in New York.
"The saddest faces this year, as in past year, were on authors who paid to exhibit so they could tout and sell their books. These folks get little 'traffic' in the exhibit hall compared to service providers. I admire their perseverance -- but not their business judgement. SPBE is simply not a place where people go to buy books. If someone does stop by an author's table and does get interested in a book, it's easy to delay the purchase and order it for less money from Amazon.com, and not have to carry it around."
Michael N. Marcus, Bookmakingblog.com