The APA has announced its sponsorship of a new, day-long Audiobook Rights Conference to be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at the Empire Hotel in New York City. According to an APA announcement, this event was designed to allow publishers to meet with agents and subsidiary rights representatives in a more "cost effective and time efficient manner." The new conference will take place the day before the third annual Audiobook Job Market, which is also being held at the Empire Hotel in Manhattan.