In a turnabout from the reported delay we wrote about Wednesday morning, by a substantial vote of 74 to 18, on Wednesday afternoon the US Senate confirmed Carla Hayden for a 10-year term as Librarian of Congress in a roll call vote. She is the fourteenth person to hold the post.
In other personnel news, Graywolf Press publisher Fiona McCrae will join the National Book Foundation board of directors, the third new member announced this year. “Fiona is widely respected in both the publishing and nonprofit worlds, and we are honored to have someone with Fiona’s deep expertise as both a publisher and a nonprofit leader join our Board,” National Book Foundation board chairman David Steinberger said in the announcement. “Fiona’s impressive skills in increasing resources and creating opportunities are tremendous assets to the expansion of the Foundation.”
Kyle Radler has joined Norton as senior publicist. Previously he was a publicist at Scribner.
From the desk of Judith Regan is a new feature on the Regan Arts blog, today looking at “what would happen if book sales determined the presidency.”
Hazelden Publishing, a division of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, will be distributed by Simon & Schuster as of January 1, 2017.
Barnes & Noble will be the exclusive print partner of digital media company Adaptive Studios, offering two YA titles — Air by Ryan Gattis and The Silence of Six (paperback) by E.C. Myers — for sale this month.