PublishAmerica is "finalizing" this convention in Atlantic City and while they're doing that, I'm contacting Bally's as a news reporter. After all, a convention of this size would be newsworthy, don't you think? I'll let you know what I find out, but suspect this is no different than any of the other "donations" that I have investigated where the recipeint has never even heard from PublishAmerica. I am awaiting a response from my contact at the hotel.
"Veterans from 2004 remember how much fun this is:
Meet other authors who are like you. Learn from their experiences. Share
> your own. Meet publishers, agents, book sellers, news reporters. Attend
> presentations by successful authors. Join discussions about how to market
> your book and yourself. Spend unforgettable time with your fellow writers.
> Stand out, rent a booth.
> And try your luck in a world-renowned casino. Join the 2011
> Published Authors Convention
> in Atlantic City, June 8, 9, 10!
> It's going to be crowded. This is all about authors like you. Make your
> reservations early, book today!
> Sponsoring this unique event, probably the world's largest of its kind,
> PublishAmerica is finalizing arrangements with Bally's Atlantic City Hotel &
> Casino. In order to help establish exactly how much convention space to
> reserve, we now invite you to snap up your admission passes and/or
> exhibition booth at Early Bird rates. Prices will go up soon.
> Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino is located smack dab in the middle of
> Atlantic City's famous boardwalk. Early June is a spectacular time to be on
> the New Jersey shore. After you have made your reservation we will contact
> you to see if you want us to also make your hotel room reservations for you.
> The earliest of Early birds qualify for special Convention room rates at
> We expect attendance to be in the thousands.
> Reserve your admission pass for all 3 convention days. Go to
> www.publishamerica.net/3DayPass.html. Bring your spouse or friends!
> If you want to spend only one day inside the world of books and writing,
> reserve a day pass. Go to www.publishamerica.net/OneDayPass.html.
> Important: this Published Authors Convention will be so big that you want to
> reserve exhibition booth space. It allows you to present your book in the
> best possible way to a large and diverse gathering of writers and book
> sellers and buyers. This convention will be advertised all over the country.
> Show and sell your book, present yourself, reserve booth space. Go to
> www.publishamerica.net/BoothReservation.html. Follow instructions there,
> incl. how you may share booth space with others. Full-time convention
> admission for two is included.
> We're looking forward to meeting you in person at the Convention!
> --PublishAmerica Author Support team"