As of Friday morning Simon & Schuster’s data services (including e-mail) have been restored and their distribution center is “fully operational,” after spending Thursday taking orders via PubEasy, PubNet, corporate EDI, and fax. A company spokesperson tells us there were “major round the clock efforts from the folks there, and our operations and IT staff to bring us back up. They will be working this weekend to get out orders delayed by the storm.”
In a message posted on Tor’s Facebook page, Macmillan says the current plan is to be open for business on Monday, November 5, as Con Edison is now due to restore power to most of Manhattan by Saturday. Employees can call 888-845-8477 ext: 7771 or 540-672-7771 for updates.
The American Booksellers Association is among those continuing to struggle with “significantly affected” operations following the storm, as their “ability to receive and to respond to communications is very limited.” The main Bookweb.org site is still down, but they have posted to the Bookselling This Week with basic updates for members. They can be reached via Twitter (@ABABook) and Facebook.