Stacy Horowitz has joined Random House as partnerships manager. She was most recently with Hay House.
Kristine Enderle has been promoted to editorial director of Magination Press, the children’s book imprint of The American Psychological Association. Sarah Fell has been promoted to senior editor and will start acquiring and developing books.
Colson Whitehead was named New York’s 12th state author and Alicia Ostriker was named the 11th state poet.
Amazon Books is reported to have chosen a location in Cherry Creek as the location of its new Denver store. The 5,000-square-foot space, on the first floor of Financial House (an office building currently under construction), will be ready to move into in April 2019. With one store “coming soon” in the Park Meadows Mall, this would be their second bookstore in the Denver area.Nebraska Book Holdings and Follett Higher Education Group announced a partnership. Nebraska Book Holdings will assume Follett’s independently managed store accounts through their wholesaling services division, while Follett will shift its focus from physical wholesale services to Follett Marketplace and Follett’s online book buying platform Valorebooks.com. In 2015, Follett had purchased Nebraska Book’s retail division, which comprised about 200 college bookstores.
New Orleans art and design bookstore The Stacks will close on October 1. Owner Emilie Lamy wrote in a letter to customers, “We are very much at peace with this decision…I’m incredibly grateful to have been able to share with New Orleans a part of what I believe in through a space where people could feel welcomed, inspired and safe.”